Trio on $1.5M bail for narco trafficking

Three men, who were reportedly nabbed by ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) with a quantity of cannabis, were granted bail when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday.
Troy Jacobs, 46, a businessman of Penny Lane, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown; Ivor Anderson, 75, of Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), along with Perez Cush, 43, a barber of Newton Kitty, Georgetown, all appeared before Magistrate Sherdell Isaacs-Marcus charged for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.
The charges read by Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus stated that on February 12, 2021, between Homestretch and Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, the men were found with 3.156 kilograms of cannabis. Jacobs, Anderson, and Cush all denied the charge.
Jacobs and Anderson were both represented by Attorney-at-Law Adrian Thompson.
Thompson in a bail application told the court that at the time of the incident, Jacobs was the owner/dr of the car and was unaware of what the bag contained.
In addition, he stated that the car had two other occupants at the time, therefore, there was no evidence implicating Jacobs to the charge.
In relation to Anderson, Thompson explained that his client has been legally blind for a number of years and that he is also advanced in age. He clarified that the parcel was given to the senior citizen by a friend, who had asked him to take it to someone on their behalf. As such, when he received the bag, he was unable to check the contents of the parcel.
Thompson added that Anderson, who resides in Potaro-Siparuni, had come to Georgetown on the day in question to undergo eye surgery.
The three men were all granted $500,000 bail each and the case will continue on March 1. As a condition for bail, they were all required to lodge their passports.
According to reports, the trio was intercepted on February 12, 2021, while they were travelling along the route of Homestretch and Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. A search conducted on the vehicle by CANU ranks resulted in a parcel said to contain cannabis being unearthed. (G15)