Updated: May 27
Two men who were busted with $1.7M worth in marijuana at New Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD), were today remanded to prison.
47-year-old Rayanthony Persaud called “Tony,” and 42-year-old Andrew Carew called “Daddo” were hauled before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Diamond/ Golden Grove Magistrates’ Courts and denied the charges.
The first charge stated that on March 22, 2022, at New Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD, Persaud had 5.754 kilogrammes of marijuana in his possession for trafficking.
Further, the second charge stated that on the same day and at the exact location, Carew supplied Persaud with a quantity of marijuana for trafficking.
The last charge stated that on the same day and at the same location, Carew had 530 grammes of marijuana in his possession for trafficking.
The Magistrate remanded the duo until May 12, 2022, when they are expected to make another court appearance.
Acting on information received, ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) conducted an operation, during which they observed Persaud sitting in a car that was parked in front of his home in New Diamond Housing Scheme.
Persaud then exited his car and went to another vehicle that Carew reportedly drove. He allegedly collected six parcels from Carew before going into his house.
Shortly after, the ranks went into the home, and six parcels of marijuana were unearthed. The men were then escorted to CANU Headquarters with the illicit drug, which, when weighed in their presence, amounted to 5.754.