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Businessman remanded for trafficking $2.4M worth of cocaine

Updated: May 27, 2022

55-year-old Keith King, who was arrested on Saturday at Bel Air Avenue, Lamaha Gardens, with a quantity of cocaine and marijuana, was today slapped with a drug trafficking charge.

King, a businessman of Bel-Air Avenue, Lamaha Gardens, Georgetown, was hauled before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and denied the charge when it was read to him.

The charge alleged that on April 16, 2022, at Bel Air Avenue, Lamaha Gardens, he had 2.292 kilograms or five pounds of cocaine in his possession for trafficking.

The Chief Magistrate remanded the businessman until May 10.

Reports are that on the day in question, ranks of the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) conducted an operation at a residence in Bel-Air Avenue, Lamaha Gardens, and a search resulted in the discovery of two parcels of suspected cocaine and a quantity of suspected cannabis.

King and three others were arrested and escorted to CANU’s Headquarters. However, two persons were released while one was slapped with a ganja trafficking charge.

The cocaine had a total weight of 2.292 kg, with a street value of approximately 2.4 million, while the cannabis weighed 64 grams.

As for King, he is no stranger to CANU. In fact, in 2013, he was charged with the 359.8 kilos of cocaine found in a lumber shipment due to be shipped to the Netherlands.

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