Two farmers were remanded to jail today after they were charged with attempting to bribe an agent of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit.
38-year-old, Rajesh Kissoondyal and 46-year-old, Shamkumar Hariprashad, stood before the Chief Magistrate and denied the allegations made against them.
The Court heard that on Friday 5th January, 2018 at Homestretch Avenue, in an attempt to pervert the course of justice, the men attempted to bribe a CANU Officer with $1.4 million to secure the dropping of cocaine trafficking investigations against Kissondyal.
The man is currently facing possible charges in relation to a more than 100 pound cocaine bust that occurred back in 2016 at a sawmill along the Linden Soesdyke Highway.
He was recently arrested at a funeral after being on the run since 2016.
It was reportedly while he was in CANU’s custody at its headquarters that the bribe offer was made to the CANU agent.
The CANU Prosecutor objected to bail, pointing out to the Court that the two men have already prove that they have the ability to interfere with possible witnesses.
Bail was denied and the two will return to Court in two weeks for the continuation of the case.