Businessman charged for cocaine in fish

first_imgThe businessman who was on Tuesday last intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) attempting to smuggle a large quantity of cocaine stashed in frozen fish was on Friday slapped with a narcotics trafficking charge.Thirty-year-old Amir Ally of Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara (WBD) appearedat the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and denied that he attempted to ship 9.366 kg of cocaine.Amir AllyChief Magistrate Ann McLennan read the charge to Ally, which stated that he, on February 6, 2018, at Laparkan Cargo Shed, CJIA, attempted to traffic 9.366 kilograms of cocaine.Defence attorney Bernard DaSilva, in a bail application, told the court that the cocaine was not found in the possession of his client, but was found at the in the belly of the fishes.Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford, however, revealed to the court that Ally was arrested after the discovery, and investigations revealed that he had been the shipper.Based on the seriousness of the offence, she objected to bail being granted Ally.Bail was refused Ally, and he was remanded to prison. The case will continue on March 7.last_img

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