Taxi driver busted with “ganga” remanded to prison

first_imgBen Cumberbatch, a 38-year-old taxi driver who was busted with a quantity of cannabis in his possession at Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was on Monday remanded to prison by Magistrate Faith McGusty.The accused, of Westminster, La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, denied the charge, which alleges that on December 13, 2018, at little Diamond Public Road, EBD, he had in his possession 12 pounds of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The defendant was represented by Attorney-at-law Melville Duke, who in a bail application told the court that his client had rented his car to someone, and was unaware of the presence of the drug therein.Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman objected to the defendant being placed on bail based on the seriousness of the charge and the amount of cannabis the accused allegedly had in his possession.After considering the submissions, the Magistrate remanded Cumberbatch to prison until January 7, 2019, and the matter has been transferred before the Providence Magistrate.last_img

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