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Bail refused for West Ruimveldt man busted with $21M worth of ganja

Charged: Bryan Wharton

A West Ruimveldt, Georgetown man, who was busted by ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) with $21 million worth of marijuana, was on Thursday remanded to prison.

57-year-old Bryan Wharton of Lot 604 Hibiscus, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was hauled before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Wharton denied the charge, which stated that on October 17, 2022, at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he had 22.8 kilograms of marijuana in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The 57-year-old man, who Attorney-at-Law Bernard Da Silva is representing, was remanded to prison until November 18, 2022.

MTV News Update reported that CANU’s rank conducted an operation at Lot 604 Hibiscus, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, which led to the discovery of 11 parcels of suspected cannabis.

As a result, Wharton was arrested and escorted to CANU’s Headquarters with the suspected narcotics. The suspected narcotics tested positive for cannabis and had a total weight of 22.8 kilograms.

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