Jobless contractor bought ‘weed to sell’

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A 40-YEAR-OLD building contractor was on Wednesday remanded to prison by City Magistrate Judy Latchman on a drug trafficking charge.

Luis Buyas of East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him. It alleged that on November 26, at his home he had 105 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Buyas’ lawyer Clyde Forde explained to the court that the alleged narcotics were found in the bottom apartment of his client’s home which was abandoned.

However, according to the police statement which was read out in court by prosecutor Shawn Gonzales, on the day in question officers busted him while he was in his lower flat cutting up plastic to make into zip lock bags.

Gonzales said the cannabis was found in a plate on a table next to the defendant. The man reportedly told the cops: “Officers I does smoke weed that is meh hobby… I ain’t getting no job so I buy the weed to sell”.

Magistrate Latchman ruled in the prosecution’s favor and remanded Buyas until December 13.