Two Customs Officers, one Airline Security Agent charged with conspiracy to traffic narcotics
The three men were this afternoon refused bail by Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates court. They were all charged with conspiracy to traffic in eleven Kilograms of cocaine on July 27 at the CJIA. Magistrate Sewnarine-Beharry also transferred the matter to the Providence Magistrates court for Report on Monday.
The #1 accused in the case is GRA officer of 11 years Anthony Thomas of New Market Street Georgetown. He is represented by Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes, Rabindra Singh is the #2 accused represented by Abiola Wong-Inniss and Gregory Luke of First street Herstelling is the #3 accused, his attorney is James Bond.
CANU Prosecutor Massiah objected to bail on the grounds that the number one accused was difficult to locate, a charge vehemently denied by Attorney Hughes. Hughes also contended that the nature of the Charge and the section under which it falls is bailable but the magistrate disagreed with the main thrust of his argument and made her decision.
On Saturday last according to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), a bag containing 10 parcels of cocaine was found in an area reserved for baggage at the airport. The three men according to CANU, were fingered since they each had some part to play in trying to get the bag loaded onto a New York-bound Aircraft.