Elderly man jailed for attempting to smuggle ganja into prison


A 62-year-old man was on Monday sentenced to two years jail and fined $30,0000 for trafficking cannabis into the Camp Street Prison last year.

Ishwar Persaud, a craftsman of Leopold Street, Georgetown was found guilty of the offence after the completion of trial before Magistrate Faith McGusty.

The allegation against Persaud is that on August 31, 2017 at Camp Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession 20 grams of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.

The matter was prosecuted by Ceon Blackman.

According to the prosecution’s facts, on the day in question, Persaud was at the Camp Street Prison with food and clothing for an inmate and during a mandatory search of the package, the drugs were found inside the shoe soles which Persaud had in his possession.

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