Convicted Guyanese drug trafficker, Barry Dataram, is finding out that the arms of US justice are long and its memory does not grow wary.
The 45-year-old who was arrested on arrival at New York’s JFK Airport on the 26th January is facing multiple drug trafficking charges that date back to two decades ago.
According to US Court documents that were released late last week, Dataram is accused of knowingly conspiring with others to traffic over three hundred pounds of cocaine into the US between 2001 and 2003.
He appeared in a Brooklyn Court last week and was further remanded on the charges.
The Court documents contain several sections that were redacted. It is unclear whether the redacted sections contain the names of others persons who might have been involved in Dataram’s alleged drug trafficking enterprise.
Two years ago, Dataram completed a five-year prison sentence in Guyana on a drug trafficking conviction.
Fourteen years ago, the US had issued an extradition request for him, but he was never extradited after fighting the matter in the Court.
However, he was nabbed in Suriname in relation to drug trafficking in Guyana and was handed over to the Guyanese authorities.
He was found guilty in Guyana and sentenced to five years in jail.
Following his release, he kept a relatively low profile, but traveled to the US two weeks ago on his US passport and was arrested on the outstanding US warrants just after he stepped off the plane.
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