Herstelling woman gets bail for attempting to smuggle ganja into prison

Forty-one-year-old Parveena Kissoon of Herstelling Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was on Monday granted bail by Magistrate Sherdell Isaacs when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Police stated that on January 26, 2020, Kissoon had attempted to smuggle 43 grams of cannabis into the Camp Street penitentiary.
She was represented by Defence Attorney Leslie Sobers, who argued that his client was not aware that the cannabis was in the package.
He noted that Kissoon usually visits the prison to see her husband but on the day in question, a friend had asked her to take a parcel for another prisoner. It was in that parcel the cannabis was found.
After listening to the arguments, the Magistrate granted bail in the sum of $20,000 and ordered her to return to court on March 1, 2021.
It was reported that on January 26, 2020, Kissoon visited the prison at about 10:00h to drop off personal items for her husband.  In the process of checking the items at the self-support area, prison staff discovered the leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.
When the cannabis was discovered, it was reported that the woman attempted to run away. However, ranks of the Police Force had chased and managed to apprehend her.