A 70-year-old Guyanese man was today remanded to prison in Grenada after he made his first appearance in Court for trafficking of cocaine.
Guyanese national Haniff Bacchus of Georgetown, a retired construction worker appeared at the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 8th May after a quantity of cocaine was found in his wheelchair at the Maurice Bishop International Airport on Saturday May 05.
According to media reports out of Grenada, the elderly man, who claimed he is wheelchair bound, was vacationing all by himself for two weeks and was nabbed by police after a search of his motorized wheelchair revealed the drugs hidden under the chair seat.
At the time of the discovery he was waiting to board an outbound flight to Toronto.
While vacationing in Grenada, Bacchus stayed at an apartment in the south of the island. He is being represented by Attorney Derrick Sylvester and will return in Court on May 18th 2018.