Vendor allegedly caught with $21M in ganja remanded

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A 30-year-old shopkeeper, who was allegedly busted with over $21M worth in cannabis at his stall in the Stabroek Market area, was on Friday remanded to prison by the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for drug trafficking.

Jason Dundas of Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on August 27, 2019, at Cornhill Street, Georgetown, he had 43.772 kilograms of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Dundas was represented by Attorney-at-law George Thomas, who in his bail application, noted that his client has no knowledge or control over the narcotics.

Thomas told the court that on the day in question his client was removing groceries from another stall nearby when the Police conducted a search and found several parcel of cannabis.

But Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that ranks acted on a tip-off and met Dundas at the stall.

According to the Police Prosecutor, Dundas told the Police that he is the owner of the stall in which the illegal drugs were found.

Mansfield told the court that the defendant under caution, told the Police “is my own, ah try to do something.”

Dundas was remanded to prison until September 25, 2019.

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