City businessman remanded over cocaine-in-timber


A 46-YEAR-OLD businessman of Lamaha Gardens, Georgetown, yesterday appeared before Magistrate Allan Wilson charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, and he was remanded to prison. Keith King, 46, is the third man to be arraigned for the cocaine-in-timber that was found at a Timehri sawmill more than two months ago.
King pleaded not guilty to the offence which said that between January 25 and February 20, at Houston, East Bank Demerara, he procured Ramnath Ragoo to transport six pieces of lumber from Grove to Soesdyke, also on the East Bank of Demerara, which were found to contain narcotics, that is to say 359.803 kg of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Attorney-at-law Mr. Glenn Hanoman who represented the defendant, indicated that his client is alleged to be the person who procured the virtual complainant (VC).
Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit Prosecutor Oswald Massiah requested that the case be transferred to the Providence Magistrate’s Court and the matter was set for May 7, while King was remanded to prison. (Geeta Rampersaud)