Man remanded for ganja trafficking
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LLAMONT BEVENEY, on Tuesday, denied ownership of 549 grammes of cannabis which was found during a police raid, when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Beveny was later remanded to prison by Magistrate Faith McGusty.

The charge alleges that on November 13, at Lot 46 Republic Drive, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, he had the cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Prosecutor Inniss informed the court that on the day in question, about 06:30 hours, police ranks from the Narcotics Branch went to the location to execute a search in response to information they had received. Beveney was not present at the time.

During their search, a yellow bucket and a purple container filled with a quantity of what was suspected to be cannabis, were discovered.

Later that day, Beveney, in the company of an attorney, appeared at the Narcotics Branch. He was told of the allegation, cautioned and placed into custody.

On November 15, while under caution, he reportedly admitted to the offence in a written statement and a video interview which was conducted. In response to his confession, the police uplifted the suspected cannabis and opened it in his presence.

Beveney was told of the offence committed and again cautioned. While under caution, Beveney reportedly stated “the other person know about it, is his own.”

The matter was adjourned to December 8.

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