Pomeroon man fined $12M, jailed for two years after nabbed with ganja


Naresh Ramdeen of Jack Low, Pomeroon River, was on Wednesday fined $12 million and sentenced to two years imprisonment after he was caught last year with about 30 pounds of marijuana.

Ramdeen appeared before Magistrate Esther Sam at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court, Region Two (Pomeroon- Supenaam) on Wednesday. He was found guilty of trafficking narcotics.

As such, the magistrate fined him and sentenced him to two years in prison.

Ramdeen and Stefan Mohammed, 29, of Coffee Grove, Essequibo Coast were last year busted along the Essequibo Coast with some 30lbs of marijuana.

A statement from the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit noted that 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 men were arrested and escorted to CANU Headquarters along with the suspected narcotic. The narcotic was tested and weighed and discovered to be imported marijuana with a total weight of approximately 30lbs and a street value of approximately $5 million.

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