Two brothers were slapped with a narcotics trafficking charge on Monday and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Kevon Thomas, a logger and Kevin Thomas, a labourer, both 23-year-old of Dubally, Upper Berbice Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
Both men denied the charge, which stated that on July 9, 2019 at Hururu Upper Berbice River, Region 10 they had in their possession 2.38 kilograms of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield in court on Monday stated that on the day in question at about 01:30 h ranks from the Kwakwani Police Station acting on information proceeded to the Berbice River.
On arrival the ranks observed a wooden boat with four occupants and a search was carried out on the vessel. The ranks unearthed a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems in a haversack in the boat.
According to the prosecutor, the men were told of the offence and taken to the Kwakwani Police Station where the two defendants give ranks caution statements admitting to the offence.
The Prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds of the prevalence of the offence and the penalty the charge attracts.
The Chief Magistrate after listening to submission remanded the brothers to prison. The case will continue on August 2 at the Kwakwani Magistrate’s Courts.