Drug charge dismissed against duo

first_imgThe duo that was jointly charged for the recruitment of persons to traffic cocaine had the charge against them dismissed on Thursday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Rolston Bacchus and Mark Sawyers pleaded not guilty to the charges which alleged that they recruited Safraz Jalaladeen to traffic 6.04 kilograms of cocaine out of Guyana from April 1-May 19, 2016.Rolston BacchusMark SawyerPresiding Magistrate Judy Latchmam said a prima facie case was not made against the defendants since the evidence of the prosecution’s witness, Gilalidine, was manifestly unreliable.Just over two weeks, Jalaladeen appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was sentenced to four years imprisonment for the offence. He had since been cooperating with the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) assisting with the investigations.Ranks attached to CANU were able to finger the men after Jalaladeen was busted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport with the drugs concealed in Kerrygold milk packets in two of his suitcases.While Sawyers walked out of court a free man, Bacchus still remains remanded as he has another drug matter pending.last_img read more