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Truck driver remanded for 9.3766kgs of cocaine

first_imgThe truck driver who reportedly drove the vehicle which contained 20 pounds of cocaine concealed in a shipment of frozen fish was on Wednesday remanded to prison, after he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Thirty-two-year-old Baldeo Persaud of Kingston Street, C Field Leonora, West Coast Demerara (WCD), was not allowed to plead to the charge which alleged that on February 6, 2018, at Laparkan Cargo Shed, Cheddi Jagan International AirportBaldeo Persaud(CJIA), he attempted to traffic 9.3766 kilograms of cocaine.The father of one was represented by Attorney Bernard DaSilva. He was remanded to prison and will return on March 7.His accomplice, 30-year-old businessman Amir Ally, was slapped with the same charged and remanded to prison on February 9, 2018.The court heard that the cocaine was concealed in party frozen fish scheduled for export to the United States of America. The shipper, Ally, was arrested shortly after.last_img read more