Narcotics charge dismissed against Taxi Driver

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Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Thursday dismissed narcotics charges against the taxi driver, Glenmore McBean known as “Short Man,” who was charged with trafficking in 16 pounds of cannabis.

McBean, 43 of Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden was accused of trafficking in 7.388 kilograms of cannabis on July 16, 2017, at the junction of the Soesdyke/Linden Highway.

In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate stated that Prosecutor of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU), Konyo Sandiford failed to prove her case since the witnesses were discredited under cross-examination in court.

The Magistrate, therefore, upheld the no case submission which was made by defence attorney, Glen Hanoman. According to reports, on the day in question, CANU ranks received intelligence that the accused was leaving Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, with the drugs.

This led to a roadblock being set up at the Soesdyke/Linden Highway to intercept the accused and the narcotics. It was during a search of the vehicle that McBean allegedly confessed to having a bag of weed in the trunk.

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