Albouystown man busted with $7M in ganga gets 4 years

Forty-five-year-old Elvis Fitzgerald Theusday of Lot 86 Hunter Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, who was busted with $7 million in weed was on Tuesday sentenced to four years’ imprisonment on a drug trafficking charge.

Elvis Fitzgerald Theusday

He appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Rachel Liverpool and pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
It was reported that ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Saturday last intercepted an outgoing passenger at the Eugene F Correia International Airport, Ogle, East Coast Demerara (ECD), with over $7 million of “Poppy”.
Thuesday was an out-bound passenger travelling to Barbados. CANU had stated that its ranks at the Ogle Airport conducted a search on the passenger and his luggage during which, 23 parcels of suspected cannabis were discovered.

The weed that was intercepted at the airport

He was arrested and escorted to CANU’s Headquarters with the suspected narcotics, which was later confirmed to be poppy weed carrying a total weight of 18.370 kg (40.498 pounds).
Only last month, CANU ranks busted another passenger who attempted to smuggle 56.3 grams of cannabis concealed in two Pringles tins out of the country, at the Eugene F Correia International Airport.
Jamal Millington, 24, of Amelia’s Ward, Linden, has since been charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and was placed on $300,000 bail.