Updated: May 27, 2022
Two men, who were busted with $6.5 million in cocaine at Tucville, Georgetown, were today remanded to prison on a drug trafficking charge.
43-year-old Devon Simon of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, and 35-year-old Winston Hazel, of Gibson Street, Tucville, Georgetown were hauled before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
The duo denied the charge, which stated that on March 8, 2022, they had 5.814 kilograms of cocaine in their possession for the purpose of trafficking.
In a press release, the Customs-Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) said that ranks acting on intelligence conducted an operation in Guyhoc Park, Tucville, Georgetown.
During the operation, a motor car that Simon and Hazel occupied was intercepted by CANU ranks, and a search unearthed five parcels of suspected cocaine.
The duo was escorted to CANU Headquarters, where the substance tested positive for cocaine. It was weighed and amounted to 5.814 kilograms with a street value of $6.5 million.