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Police remands businessman Keith King for cocaine in lumber – 29th Apr 2013

20130221canu1After more than 2 months of investigations into that cocaine in lumber bust, the Police have charged Keith King for being in possession of nearly 360 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

King was remanded to prison this morning by Magistrate, Alan Wilson, when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

On February 19 this year, the cocaine was found in a shipment of timber bound for the Netherlands. Members of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit, along with agents of the Drug Enforcement Unit of the GRA, made the discovery at a sawmill located at Timehri on the East Bank of Demerara.

King of Lamaha Gardens in the city is the third person to be charged over the bust and he will appear in the Providence Magistrates’ Court on May 7. The other 2 persons charged in the incident are the operations manager of the Guyana Timber Products Inc., Raymond Ghanie and Forklift operator Dominic Walsh. They have both been granted bail.

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