Fishermen charged with Possession of Narcotics for the Purpose of Trafficking


By Malisa Playter Harry


Two fishermen were on Monday charged at the Springlands Magistrate Court for the Possession of Narcotics for the Purpose of Trafficking.


25-year-old Johnny Barry and 21-year-old Brian Warde of No. 77 Housing Scheme appeared before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh on Monday.


It is alleged that they were busted with a quantity of Cannabis weighing forty eight (48) grams at a popular drinking spot located in No.67 Village Corentyne, Berbice on Friday last.


The men pleaded not guilty and were granted bail in the sum of $50,000 each. They are required to return to court on the 8th August 2016.


According to reports reaching Newsroom, the Cannabis was found in the back seat of a car occupied by the two men, following a search by ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) ‘B’ Division. They were told of the allegation and were arrested and taken to the Springlands Police Station.

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