Days after Dexter Morris known as “DJ Bajan” surrendered to Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), he was on Friday charged and remanded for trafficking of marijuana.
Morris of Lot 26 Second Street, Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on August 27, 2021, at Campbellville Housing Scheme, Georgetown, he had 210 kilogrammes (which is equivalent to 463 pounds) of marijuana in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Morris was represented by attorney-at-law Lachmie Rahamat.
He was remanded to prison until September 22.
Facts presented by the prosecutor stated that on the day in question, CANU ranks conducted a joint operation with Guyana Police Force (GPF) ranks that resulted in the seizure of over 540 pounds of marijuana.
During the operation, two locations were searched as well as a route 32 (Georgetown – Parika) minibus, and two individuals were initially taken into custody.
Those individuals, Joseph Wilkinson and Ajay Mahadeo were later charged and remanded for trafficking 463 lbs of marijuana. Both men pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on August 27, 2021, in Georgetown, they had in their possession 210 kilogrammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
They were both remanded to prison until October 6, 2021.