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Two held on this side of the Atlantic for Malaysia bound drugs; One sentenced to four years – 29th Nov 2012

One man admitted guilt and was sentenced to four years in jail for the “Cocaine in Coconut Milk Cans” found at a Malaysian port. The Manager of the Sococo Packaging Company did not waste the court’s time when CANU prosecutor, Oswald Massiah, brought the conspiracy charges this morning November 29th, 2012.

The manager, Loknauth Danesur, of 1 Coldingen, East Coast Demerara, pleaded guilty to trafficking in an unknown quantity of cocaine and was sentenced to four years in prison and fined GUY$30,000, that’s about 150 USD.

Another man, who once worked with the same packaging Company entered a not guilty plea. That man, 25-year-old Vijay Bisraj, also known as Amar and Dinesh, denied the cocaine trafficking charge. His attorney Shellon Boyce, said two cans were found in the premises where Bisraj lives at 57 First Street, Section B, Non Pareil, but he was not at home and several persons have access to the building.

Bisraj was remanded to prison until December 7th, when he would appear in the Vigilance Magistrates’ Court.

The prosecution reported that the manager received 100,000 Guyana dollars and was promised one million if the shipment was delivered to its final destination. The other man, Bisraj, allegedly held on to two cans because he was not pleased with the outcome of the transaction.

Malaysian authorities discovered the cocaine a few weeks ago after diligent searches of the cans that were being transshipped to Mozambique in Africa. The Malaysians were told of the container with the cocaine after the DEA informed them that a shipment was on its way from Guyana. The cocaine found in liquefied form was about 76 kilos, with a street value of nearly seven million US dollars in the Southern African market.

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