Duo remanded for allegedly trafficking $5M worth in ganja


Two men who were recently nabbed by the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) were on Thursday remanded to prison after they were charged jointly for having 30 pounds of narcotics in their possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Naresh Ramdeen, 37, of Jack low, Pomeroon River and Stefan Mohammed, 29, of Coffee Grove, Essequibo Coast, appeared at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Esther Sam.

They both denied the allegation and bail was refused; the matter was adjourned to April 17 when it will be called again at the Charity Magistrate’s Court.

Mohammed was represented by attorney Bernard DaSilva.

The duo was arrested on Monday along the Essequibo Coast.

In a statement, CANU had said its ranks intercepted a hire car with the two male occupants at Charity, Region Two.

A subsequent search was conducted on the vehicle in the presence of the occupants when 12 brick-like parcels of suspected marijuana were found.

The narcotic was tested and weighed and discovered to be imported marijuana with a total weight of approximately 30 lbs and a street value of approximately $5 million.

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