Teacher, brother on bail over Wales drug bust

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On Friday, Seeranie Rameshwar, 38, a teacher attached to Patentia Primary School and of Schoonard, West Bank Demerara (WBD) was charged with attempting to obstruct the course of justice.

She appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Wales Magistrate’s Court where she pleaded not guilty Rameshwar, who was released on $200,000 bail, returns to court next month.

Meanwhile, Rameshwar’s brother, Davanand Rambarran, 32, of Lot 21 Vriesland, Wales, WBD was charged with trafficking 481 grammes of marijuana. He, too, appeared before Magistrate McGusty on Friday.

Rambarran, who was represented by Attorney-at-Law Bernard DaSilva, was granted bail in the sum of $300,000. His next court date is July 14 for disclosure of statements.

On June 21, Police ranks, acting on information received, went to Wales Public Road, WBD where they saw Nicholas Osborne, sitting on a bicycle in the vicinity of the Wales Police Station.

As the ranks continued to observe, they saw motor car PAB 228  which was at the time driven by Rambarran, who was the lone occupant, drove up alongside Osborne. He then handed Osborne a black bulky plastic bag before driving off.

Osborne kept possession of the bulky plastic bag and rode off on his bicycle in the direction of the Police ranks. He was pursued  by the ranks and apprehended along with the bulky plastic bag.

The bag was opened in his presence by a Police rank who found it to contain a quantity of cannabis sativa.

Police then carried out a search on Osborne and found what appeared to be a firearm in his waist. He was escorted along with the suspected cannabis and the suspected firearm to Wales Police Station.

The ranks then went to the home of Rambarran, contacted him and told him of the offence committed.

At the station, the suspected cannabis was weighed by the Police, in the presence of Rambarran and Osborne and amounted to 481 grammes. The suspected cannabis was placed into a transparent evidence bag, sealed with evidence and marked.

The two men were escorted to the Parfaite Harmonie Police Station, where they were placed into custody.

On the very date, at about 14:35h, Rameshwar went to the Parfaite Harmonie Police Station, where she contacted a rank, in the presence of another rank, and offered him $300,000 cash to have the offence against her brother, Rambarran withdrawn.

The rank then informed the Cadet Officer of Rameshwar’s intention and she went into the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Station and handed over the money to the rank.

She was immediately arrested by a female Police rank. She was told of the offence committed, cautioned and placed into custody. The sum of money was counted in her presence and amounted to $280,000.

The money was placed into a transparent evidence bag, marked, sealed and lodged with the Station Sergeant.

The marijuana that was found in the bulky plastic bag

The money the teacher allegedly handed over to the Police rank to forgo charges against her brother

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