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Guyanese Abdool Sameer Manan, 37, is among three persons charged following the June 29 cocaine bust in Barbados. The two others are Michael Yarde of Grenada and David Ian Brathwaite of Barbados. The three are expected to be arraigned in court today.Guyanese Abdool Sameer Manan, 37, is among three persons charged following the June 29 cocaine bust in Barbados. The two others are Michael Yarde of Grenada and David Ian Brathwaite of Barbados. The three are expected to be arraigned in court today.Brathwaite and Yarde have been jointly charged with unlawful possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking, importation, and conspiracy to traffic both cocaine and marijuana. Manan has been charged with trafficking, and conspiracy to traffic cocaine and marijuana. It was reported that a joint team from the Drug Squad, Police Marine Unit, Barbados Coast Guard, and Regional Security System Air Wing intercepted a Barbadian vessel offshore the land of the flying fish on Thursday last. A total of 50.5 kilos of cocaine, which carries a street value of US$2.5M; and 160 pounds of cannabis, which carries a street value of US$640, was seized from the boat.Last March, Guyanese men Coco Profitt and Paul Fraser both admitted to possession, trafficking, and importation of 14.5 kilogrammes of cocaine and 2.0 kilogrammes of cannabis into Barbados. It has been reported that members of the Barbados Coast Guard, acting on information received, boarded the “Lady Sandra” at Port Bridgetown on September 10, 2015 and conducted a search after speaking with the captain. Ten packages with a white substance suspected to be cocaine, along with four packages containing vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis were found at various points on the boat. The boat had reportedly left the John Fernandes Wharf in Guyana on September 7, 2015.