Alleged narco-trafficker on $110,000 bail

Alex Thomas of Coverden Public Road, East Bank Demerara, was on Monday released on $110,000 bail when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a narcotics trafficking charge.
It is alleged that on March 5, 2019, at Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), he had in his possession 1035 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.
The prosecution contended that on March 5, police ranks were acting on information when they swooped down on Thomas and carried out a search on the bag he had in his possession.
The search reportedly unearthed two tightly wrapped parcels of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis. He was taken into police custody where he denied having knowledge of the narcotics.
In court on Monday, he was released on $110,000 bail and the matter was transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court. The case will continue on April 11, 2019.