Ex-Cop wanted in U.S. for trafficking cocaine denied bail
Magistrate Faith McGusty Thursday refused bail for ex-police officer Shaun Darcy Nebblett, who is wanted in the United States for charges related to the trafficking of cocaine.
Nebblett, 34, is also known as Shaun Wyatt and Dapper. The US. government has made an application for the extradition Nebblett.
The accused was last month nabbed by local officials at Moleson Creek, Corentyne River while attempting to flee to Suriname.
Nebblett is represented by Attorney Darren Wade.
During Thursday’s proceedings when the matter was recalled, Wade made an application for bail on the grounds that his client does not pose a flight risk.
The Attorney argued that no wanted bulletin was issued for Nebblett’s arrest and there was nothing suggesting that he is a wanted criminal.
The application was met with strong objection from State counsel, Stacy Goodings, who represented the interest of the U.S. Government.
Goodings told the court that Nebblett knew that he was blacklisted from traveling and attempted to flee the jurisdiction.
Nebblett, Goodings said should not be granted bail since he is a high flight risk.
The Magistrate ruled in favour of Goodings’ objection and remanded Nebblett to prison until June 19, 2019.
Nebblett is wanted in the United States for conspiracy to import cocaine, importation of cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
According to the indictment, between August 2015 and September 2015 in the Eastern District of New York, Nebblett conspired to smuggle cocaine from Guyana to the US.
Nebblett is accused of arranging for the courier in Guyana to smuggle to cocaine into the US for the payment of $US8,000.
According to the indictment, Nebblett met with the courier in Guyana and packed the person’s suitcase with the seven pairs of shoes which had the cocaine inside.
He allegedly gave the courier $US300 for money to rent a hotel room once the person reached the John F. Kennedy JFK airport, New York, however, on August 28, 2015, the courier flew to New York and was arrested upon his arrival at the JFK airport with 1.45 kilogrammes of cocaine.
The courier, when held by drug enforcement officers in New York, confessed and helped with investigation.
The courier called Nebblett regarding the pickup of the cocaine and he sent another individual to pick up the cocaine from the courier. The person was arrested with $US8,000 in his possession.
An arrest warrant was issued on June 10, 2016, for Nebblett’s arrest.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story initially stated that Attorney Keoma Griffith represented the defendant, however, Mr Griffith subsequently informed the News Room that is not accurate.