Cocaine in pastries suspect granted $2 Million bail

Cocaine in pastries suspect granted $2 Million bail

Berbice businessman Nicholas Harrinandan who was charged in April with cocaine trafficking has been granted bail in the sum of $2 Million.

He was charged after he was busted with over 15 pounds of cocaine in baked pastries at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. When he made his first court appearance, he was refused bail and remanded to prison but last week, a magistrate in Berbice decided to grant him bail.

The man had offered a not guilty plea after he was charged. The prosecution’s case is that he was ¬†intercepted by agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) with the over 15 pounds of cocaine concealed in cheese rolls, pine tarts, mettai and in the soles of a pair of shoes while he was an outgoing passenger at the Cheddi Jagan Airport on April 6, 2014.

The 37-year-old businessman had admitted that he packed his bags himself. The case will  continue in the Berbice area.

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