Bus driver charged for 62 lbs ganja in spare wheels

first_imgA Route 72 minibus driver who reportedly had a large quantity of cannabis in his two spare wheels was on Friday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.One of the wheels in which the narcotics were foundSeon Bakker, called “Akbar”, of Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, where he denied the charge which stated that on June 15, 2019 at Mabura, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), he had in his possession 28.148 kilogram (or 62 lbs) of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The prosecution is contending that the 42-year-old man was arrested about 17:00h when ranks at the Mabura Police Outpost conducted a search on minibus BNN 7872, which was driven by the defendant and destined for Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).The ganja that was foundPolice Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, in court on Friday, said that during the search, it was observed that two bulky wheels were strapped to the top of the minibus and each wheel was cut open. According to the Prosecutor, a quantity of leaves, stems, and seeds were observed to be wrapped in transparent plastic.As a result of this, the defendant was taken into custody, cautioned, and the present charge was later instituted.The unrepresented man was remanded to prison. The case will continue on July 10, 2019 at Linden Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more