Businessman lured Venezuelan men to build cages; charged for trafficking


A 61-year-old businessman was Friday remanded to prison by the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for trafficking two Venezuelan Nationals.

Feezal Shaw was not required to plea to the two indictable charges which alleged that between February 14, 2018 and June 14, 2018 at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, he engaged in trafficking in persons and recruited, harboured or transported the two men and did not pay them.

He was represented by attorney-at-law Haymant Ramdani who made an application for bail.

Police Prosecutor Simone Payne objected to bail being granted citing the seriousness of the charges.

According to the facts, on February 14, 2018 the two Venezuelans were invited by Shaw to work in Guyana.

When the men arrived, Shaw told that they would be building cages for exotic animals.

The victims were paid for the first three days and were not paid again until June 1.

Shaw reportedly took away the men’s passport.

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan then remanded Shaw to prison until October 15.

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