Edinburg taxi driver remanded for possession of narcotics


Days after he was arrested, a 53-year-old taxi driver was on Wednesday remanded to prison after he denied having 22 kilograms of cannabis in his possession.

Eusi Wilson, a resident of Edinburg, East Bank Berbice appeared before Chief Magistrate (ag) Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.

The case was adjourned to May 9 pending a probation report.

Wilson was arrested on April 21 by ranks of the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) along High Street, Georgetown.

His car was intercepted and a search unearthed several bulky parcels containing a quantity of suspected cannabis.

Wilson was escorted to CANU headquarters along with the suspected narcotics, which tested positive for cannabis.

Back in 2018, Wilson was arrested by the police for the same offence.

Reports had revealed that ranks acting on intelligence intercepted a Georgetown-bound motorcar, HC 6444 on the Cove and John Public Road, East Coast Demerara.

A search was carried out a bag containing eight taped parcels of compressed cannabis, weighing in excess of three and a half kilograms, was found.

Wilson was the driver of the car at the time.

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