Police Corporal Quincy Bacchus, 27, of Ferry Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice, was on Friday released on bail while his alleged accomplice in a drug trafficking charge was remanded to prison.
The 27-year-old policeman and his alleged accomplice, Ramon Singh, both appeared before Magistrate Faith Gusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Thirty-seven-year-old Singh, a seaman of School Street, Swamp Section, Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, Berbice, was a passenger in the policeman’s car when the illegal drugs were found.
Singh and Bacchus both denied the charge which stated that on October 7, 2019, at Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, they had in their possession 24 kilograms of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.
The prosecution is contending that on October 7, the Corporal, who is attached to the Division Six Headquarters in the Information Technology Department, was in his motorcar with Singh when several police ranks swooped down on them and searched the vehicle.
It is believed that the men travelled to Georgetown with the illegal substance with the aim of distributing/selling to customers here. Bacchus was released on $300,000 bail.
Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), and Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), have been identified by the Guyana Police Force as the two leading areas in Guyana where marijuana is cultivated on a large scale and then sold to various locations throughout the country.
The matter was adjourned to November 8, 2019.