Two men charged for allegedly trafficking $1.2M in cocaine
Two men were on Friday remanded to prison by City Magistrate Leron Daly for allegedly trafficking $1.2 million worth in cocaine.
Ron Reid, 44, and Nigel Dundas, 45, pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on March 2, 2022, at Front Road, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, they had 1.084 kilogramms of cocaine in their possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Magistrate Daly remanded the duo to prison until April 8, 2022.
According to the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU), on the day in question the men were arrested during a search operation at Front Road. The men were found with over 100 cocaine pellets worth $1.2M.
Reid is no stranger to the courts. In March 2015, Reid along with his wife were arrested and later charged for trafficking 70 grammes of cocaine. The matter was later dismissed.
In 2017, CANU issued a wanted bulletin for Reid after his associate Julius Watkins was intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport with 114 cocaine pellets that he had ingested, according to the release.
Watkins subsequently pled guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison; the following day, Reid turned himself in.