A Surinamese who police said admitted, under caution, to having 103 ecstasy pills in his possession for his personal use, was this morning charged and remanded for the offence.
Donovan Simon, 32, of Suriname denied the charge which stated that, on March 18, 2019, at Panwa Ferry Crossing, Moleson Creek, he had in his possession 32 grams of amphetamine, a drug popularly known as ecstasy.
An unrepresented Simon appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
Facts presented by Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) Prosecutor, Konyo Sandiford, stated that CANU ranks, acting on information, stopped the vehicle in which the defendant was the lone occupant on the day in question.
As such, the ranks conducted a search in the vehicle and the drugs were allegedly found concealed in the glove compartment, wrapped in a cloth.
The allegation was put to him and he admitted under caution that the pills were for his personal use.
The Prosecutor made serious objections to bail being granted to Simon on the grounds that he is a flight risk.
She also outlined the prevalence of the offence and the penalty it attracts.
Hence, the Chief Magistrate remanded the foreign national to prison.
He was instructed to make his next court appearance on April 8, 2019 at the Springland Magistrates’ Court.