Friday, June 21, 2013

.5m $ Bail for Two Accused in Tobago ganja bust

Team of Tobago Police Officers In the 11.5 Million Dollar Drug Bust
 TWO MEN charged in connection with a multi-million-dollar drug bust in Tobago were granted $500,000 bail each when they appeared in court on Thursday.

Hayden George, 41, of Cinnamon Hill, and Dion Stewart, 34, of Yorke Trace, Patience Hill, appeared before a Scarborough Magistrates’ Court charged with possession of over 200 kilogrammes of marijuana, which police said carried an estimated street value of $6.2 million. 

George surrendered to officers on Tuesday, while Stewart surrendered to officers on Wednesday—both men phoned officers who arrested them at their respective homes.
Drugs found in Tobago

Both men were not called upon to plead as the charges were laid indictably when they appeared before Magistrate Nanette Forde-John. 

According to the charge, the men are accused of being in possession of the illegal drug which was found by police after they intercepted a black X-Trail along Northside Road, Moriah, on June 12.
Police claimed during a search of the vehicle they found 11 crocus bags containing a quantity of packaged marijuana parcels.

George and Stewart were each placed on $500,000 bail and will have to report to their nearest police stations as part of their bail conditions. 

George was represented by attorney Dawn Palackdharrysingh, while Stewart was represented by attorney Vashist Maharaj.

The matter was later adjourned to  July 18.  


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