Another Police dog handler charged for drug trafficking

Another Police dog handler charged for drug trafficking

The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit is stepping up its effort to take a bite out of the drug trade and on Wednesday another Police dog handler was charged in connection with drug trafficking, this time at the Cheddi Jagan Airport.

28-year-old Police Lance Corporal,  Jevon David who was based at the Narcotics Branch of the Police Force as a dog handler for the Cheddi Jagan Airport, was refused bail when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates Court and charged with conspiring with another worker based at the airport to place over six pounds of cocaine in the baggage compartment of a Caribbean Airlines aircraft which was preparing to depart for Canada.

David entered a not guilty plea and is the third person charged in connection with the same case. Last week, two baggage handlers at the Cheddi Jagan Airport were charged for drug trafficking in connection  with the same case.

The cocaine was found stashed in the baggage hold of the aircraft on May 23, 2014, moments after the plane had landed from Trinidad and was being prepared for its onward journey to Toronto.

There have always  been concern about security at the Cheddi Jagan airport and whether all security efforts were being employed to stamp out the drug trade. David was based at the  airport and given the responsibility of handling the dogs that would have to sniff for cocaine.

Last week, another police dog handler who was based at the Ogle International Airport was slapped with a drug trafficking charge after he allegedly worked along with a young woman who was busted at the airport with cocaine and marijuana in her bags while getting ready to board a Barbados bound flight.

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