The businessman who was nabbed with a quantity of cocaine at his South Ruimveldt house by ranks of the Custom Anti-Narcotics Unit, was today remanded to jail.
He made his first appearance before a City Magistrate and was charged for the offense of trafficking narcotics.
40-year-old, Collin Hooper denied the charges when he appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.
The particulars of the charge state that on the 2nd February, 2018 at 49 Blue Sackie Drive, South Ruimveldt, Hooper was nabbed with 4 grams of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.
The businessman’s Attorney, James Bond, argued that the cocaine was never found on his client, but was allegedly found in the pipe leading to the septic tank and the same pipe is attached to more than one apartments.
He further noted that CANU was at the businessman’s home for 18 hours, and never told the man that the illegal substance was found.
In light of the Attorney’s plea for reasonable bail, the Police Prosecutor acting on behalf of CANU objected to bail and cited that no special reason was offered to the Court for bail.
After listening to both sides, the Magistrate denied bail and ordered that the businessman returns to Court tomorrow as the matter is transferred to the Chief Magistrate.