8 remanded for $100M cocaine bust
Eight persons including four Colombians and a Venezuelan national, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan, charged in relation to the $100M cocaine bust in Pomeroon River earlier this month.
Guyanese farmer, Gavin Adams, who the alleged mastermind behind the act, is charged with trafficking 11.410 kilograms of cocaine between September 1, 2017, and January 2, 2018, at Grant Woodland, Pomeroon. He denied the charge and was remanded to prison until January 29, 2018, when he will reappear before the Charity Magistrate’s Court.
Meanwhile, Yeison Sanchez, 27; Jesus Ameya, 52; Regional Jamillo, 36; William Regas, 36 all Colombians nationals, along with Guyanese national, Ian Matthias, 38 and Troy Piper, 23 both of Moruca, were jointly charged with aiding Adams to traffic narcotics.
The men denied that between September 1, 2017, and January 2, 2018, at Grant Woodland, Pomeroon they aided Gavin Adams to traffic 11.410 kilograms of cocaine. They have been remanded to prison until January 29, 2018, and the matter was transferred to the Charity Magistrate’s Court.
Meanwhile, Sanchez’s reputed wife, Angelica Malave, a Venezuelan national was charged with aiding her husband and Adams to traffic the cocaine; she was also charged with overstaying in Guyana.
She was represented by Attorney, Mark Conway and pleaded not guilty to the charge and was remanded to prison until January 24, 2018.
Malave was further charged with overstaying in Guyana from November 18, 2017, to January 2, 2018, after being granted to stay until November 17, 2017. She confessed to the charge and was fined $30,000 or four – weeks jail.
According to reports on January 2, the police intercepted the 7 men at the house in Grant Woodland, Pomeroon during a raid by the police. It is alleged that Adams reportedly confessed and took police into a bedroom where the drugs were hidden and gave a detailed report about how the drugs go into the home.
Based upon further information received, the anti-narcotic agencies raided a house at 288 Barrow Avenue Republic Park, East Bank Demerara and found Malave along with US$87,134, Bs.F$1,081,605, COL$201,000, REAL$7,362 and GUY$82,820.