A Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) taxi driver who is accused of trafficking $1M worth in foreign marijuana, was on Thursday charged and released on bail.
Ezera Greene known as ‘Dingo’, 36, appeared before Magistrate Wanda Fortune at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on December 21, 2021, at Linden-Soesdyke Highway, he had 1.24 kilogrammes of marijuana in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.
On the day in question, Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) officers conducted a surveillance exercise close to the Linden minibus park in Georgetown.
Based on the initial information, the officers observed two individuals entering a motor vehicle and followed them as the vehicle headed out of the city.
However, while on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway, the vehicle was stopped and a search of the vehicle and its occupants was conducted.
During the search, a brick-like object suspected of containing narcotics was discovered concealed in the vehicle.
The occupants were arrested and escorted to CANU headquarters, where the suspected cannabis was tested and weighed.
It was determined that the drug was foreign marijuana known as “poppy”. The Magistrate released Greene on $200,000 bail.
Conditionalities of the bail are that he lodges his passport with the court and report to CANU headquarters the last Friday of every month. The matter has been adjourned to January 26, 2022.