Kwakwani man jailed for 3 years, fined $17M for ganja trafficking
…relative released on bail
Carlon Causeway pleaded guilty to a charge related to Wednesday’s drug bust at Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), admitting to trafficking 25 pounds of marijuana.
He appeared on Friday before Magistrate Wanda Fortune at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.
Causeway, of Third Phase Kwakwani, was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment, together with a fine of $17,009,700—three times the street value of the illicit drug.
Meanwhile, Devin Causeway, his relative, pleaded not guilty and was placed on $100,000 bail with the condition that he lodges all travel documents and reports to the Kwakwani Police Station on the first Monday of every month until the hearing and determination of his trial.
His case has been adjourned until October 7.
On the day in question, Police ranks were responding to a noise nuisance report. At about 04:00h, the ranks went to Lamp Island, Kwakwani Water Front, Berbice River. While there, they observed motor car HD 673, with two occupants driving away upon seeing them.
This led to ranks giving chase and the driver of the motor car drove into a nearby trench, causing the vehicle to come to a halt. As a result, a search was conducted on the vehicle, and two transparent parcels containing a quantity of compressed leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be Cannabis sativa were found in the trunk of the car.
Both the driver and the passenger were told of the offence committed, but both pointed fingers at each other. They were taken to the Kwakwani Police Station and then to the Mackenzie Police Station where the suspected narcotic was weight in their presence and amounted to 25 pounds which is just over 11Kg. (G1)