Four men, who were recently arrested following the discovery of more than 5 pounds of cocaine in a fire extinguisher appeared in Court today, but only one of them is behind bars this evening.
In the Magsitrates’ Court today, 28-year-old Dinesh Dias, pleaded guilty to being in possession of the cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
He was immediately sentenced to 48 months in jail and fined $5.1 million.
Dias was jointly charged with the other suspects, Anthony Collins, Seenarine Mathura and Mohamed Inshan. He told the Court that he resides at the home where the cocaine was found and the other three men had no knowledge of its presence in the house.
Because of the guilty plea by Dias, the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit, indicated to the Court that the charges against the other three men will be withdrawn.
That announcement allowed the other three former suspects to walk out of the Courtroom as free men, while their friend was bundled off to jail.
The cocaine in the fire extinguisher was discovered in a Timehri house earlier this week during a raid by CANU.
Investigators believe an attempt would have been made to get the cocaine filled fire extinguisher to be placed on to an aircraft.