‘Coke’ boss turns self in just hours after cocaine disappeared from CID
Hours after a quantity of cocaine went missing from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the Police Headquarters, the man at the centre of the investigations turned himself over to the police.
News Room first broke the story that the over three pounds of cocaine went missing from the force Headquarters at Eve Leary, Georgetown on Tuesday, September 26, but police did not confirm the incident until Wednesday. The cocaine is connected to the case involving former policeman, Travis Mendonca, who was recently sentenced to three years in prison after almost four pounds of cocaine, was discovered stashed in a false bottom of his suitcase.
The ex-cop was preparing to board a New York-bound flight when the discovery was made. Mendonca then assisted the police in identifying his recruiter – 28-year-old Delvor Bunbury – following which a wanted bulletin was issued. This was almost two weeks ago.
However, police sources confirmed to the News Room today that Bunbury only turned himself into the police on Tuesday – the same day that the cocaine went missing from the CID.
Bunbury appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court today and was remanded to prison until October 20th. The charge read that on September 11, 2017, at Bel Air, Bunbury had 1.828 kilograms of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.
His lawyer, Latchmie Rahamat told the court that her client has no knowledge of the drug, nor did he have care or control of the illegal substance. Rahamat also told the court that the police could not locate the cocaine and therefore they could not weigh it in his presence during his arrest.
However, Police Prosecutor Simone Payne told the court that Bunbury had supplied the suitcase with the drugs inside to Mendonca. Payne pointed out that the defendant hired a taxi to transport the suitcase to Mendonca’s residence.