Duo busted with cocaine released on bail

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Two men, who were recently nabbed with a quantity of cocaine and marijuana during a high-speed chase in Georgetown, were on Friday released on $300,000 bail by the Senior Magistrate, Leron Daly, for drug trafficking.

Daquan Wills, 25, of Meadow Brook Drive, Georgetown and Joel Fung-A-Fat, 39, Foreshaw Street, Georgetown, and of a US address, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and denied the joint charge.

Particulars of the charge alleged that on April 20, 2021, between Stone Avenue, Campbellville, and Church Street and Vlissingen Road, Georgetown, the duo trafficked 1.054 kilograms of cocaine.

Wills was represented by attorney-at-law, Siand Dhurjon, while Fung-A-Fat was represented by attorney-at-law, Mark Waldron. The attorneys each made an application for reasonable bail for their clients.

The Magistrate released the men on $300,000 bail each with the condition that they lodge their passports at the court. The matter is adjourned until May 14.

According to reports, on the day in question, Wills was driving a maroon Nissan Juke, PVV 6706, which had been under surveillance in Georgetown by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU).

When ranks attempted to interdict the said vehicle, it sped away and CANU gave chase and intercepted same at Lance Gibbs Street and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown.

It is alleged that during the chase, a brick of suspected cocaine was thrown from the vehicle and same was retrieved by CANU ranks weighing 1.054 kg. The two men were the lone occupants of the vehicle.

They eventually led CANU ranks to Stone Avenue, Campbellville where another brick of suspected cocaine and a bag containing bulk parcels of suspected cannabis was found in the yard of an abandoned range house. The cannabis totalled 17.956kg, however, the men were not charged in connection with the marijuana find.

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