Another Guyanese nabbed for drug trafficking in the US
A 43 year old Guyanese man Gregory Anthony Martin who may have been charged under an assumed name in the United States has been remanded for drug trafficking in North Carolina. The man who is named in the US Federal complaint as Loris Gemon aka Buck, Gregory Martin and Junior Bristol is an illegal immigrant and has been allegedly operating the drug empire ever since 2004.
The Charlotte North Carolina arrest mid last month (May) reveals a massive investigation detailing an extensive pipeline of cocaine that was funneling into Charlotte from various ports in the United States.
The Guyanese man who has connections to Plaisance and is reportedly the son of a Guyanese Attorney allegedly used the drug money to engage in the acquisition of inexplicable wealth buying a fleet of exotic cars and a huge house.
Although he had set up what appeared to be legitimate businesses like a Tow/Trucking Company, a Spare Parts store specializing in fancy car rims and a Barber Shop according to the court documents Genom aka Martin aka Bristol used those businesses to expand his alleged criminal empire. Federal agents and police raided those businesses last Wednesday.
According to the court documents the Guyanese man was trying to get thirty kilos of cocaine to Charlotte from south Florida when he was arrested in Miami week before the last.
The man “conspired to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and launder proceeds of the drug trafficking,” according to the 23-page criminal complaint filed in Federal court in Charllotte.
Gemon boasted to an undercover federal agent “that he had been trafficking drugs for 24 years and that he had never been caught because he wasn’t greedy.”
The court records indicate that Gemon spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of the drug money to outfit his businesses. He bartered cocaine to pay some of his bills. Two other persons were charged in the same complaint with Gemon, they are Twanda Pierce and Ian Nichols. The Guyanese man has also been connected in the past to the Guyanese American Boxing Fraternity and he lost children to a land of Canaan Accident in Guyana six years ago.