A Farmer who was recently busted by CANU with over 25 pounds of cocaine, was remanded to jail today along with his chef, who is accused of allegedly aiding in the trafficking of the illegal substance.
48-year-old, Gavin Adams stood deep in thought for several seconds in Court today before he entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.
He was immediately remanded to prison until later this month.
The court heard that between the 1st September, 2017 and 2nd January, 2018 at Grand Woodland, Pomeroon, Essequibo, the man had 11.41 Kilograms of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Attorney Mark Conway represented the accused in Court and explained that his client had no knowledge of the cocaine. He said it was found in a house that has several occupants.
However, the Prosecutor for the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit, objected to those claims and bail.
He said the accused has made several statements already detailing how the illegal substance got to the house.
It was further stated that during the time of the bust, along with a further probe, investigators were led to a home in Republic Park, Georgetown, where they found Venezuelan national, Angelica Malave.
A search of the home discovered large sums of foreign and local currencies along with evidence that has allegedly linked the woman to aiding the trafficking if the drugs.
She was also slapped with the same cocaine trafficking charge, pleaded not guilty and was remanded to jail.
The Court also heard that the woman is in Guyana illegally since she has overstayed her time. She pleaded guilty to that charge and was sentenced to four weeks in prison if she fails to pay a $30,000 fine.
Whether she pays that fine or not, she will remain behind bars on the drug trafficking charges.