A West Bank Demerara (WBD) man, who was allegedly seen giving another man a “black bulky plastic bag” containing marijuana, was slapped with a narcotic trafficking charge and released on bail.
Davanand Rambarran, 32, of Vriesland WBD, was hauled before Magistrate Faith McGusty in the Wales Magistrate’s Court.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge, which stated that on June 21, 2022, at Wales, WBD, he had 481 grams of marijuana in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.
He was represented by Attorney-at-Law Bernard DaSilva and was granted $300,000 bail. He will make another court appearance on July 14.
The Guyana Police Force (GPF) had reported that a party of ranks, acting on information received, went to Wales Public Road, WBD, and observed a man sitting on a bicycle.
Shortly after, the GPF said that a motor car bearing registration number PAB 228, which Rambarran was driving, drove up alongside the man, handed him a black bulky plastic bag, and then drove off.
It was noted that the man then rode his bicycle in the direction of the Police ranks with the bulky plastic bag. He was stopped, and the bag was opened in his presence and contained a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be cannabis.
A further search was carried out on his person, and he was found with a firearm in the waist of his pants. The ranks then went to the home of Ramcharran, where he was told of the offence committed and arrested.
Rambarran and the man were escorted to the La Parfaite Harmonie Police Station, where they were placed into custody.
Later that day, the GPF said a woman visited the La Parfaite Harmonie Police Station and offered a rank $300,000 to have the offence against her brother, Rambarran, withdrawn.
The money was collected, and she was subsequently arrested and placed into custody for attempting to pervert the course of justice.