Convicted 63-year-old drug trafficker to stand trial

first_imgThe South Ruimveldt, Georgetown resident who was previously convicted of trafficking cocaine and who was earlier this year caught attempting to traffic cocaine for a second time was committed to stand trial for the offence by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Sixty-three-year-old Dennis Jones heard from the Chief Magistrate that a prima facie case was made out against him for the offence.The charges originally instituted against Jones alleged that on January 18, 2017, at the General Post Office Corporation (GPOC), he had 10.618kg of cocaine, which he attempted to post out of Guyana for the purpose of trafficking.It was also alleged that between September 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016 in Georgetown, with intent to defraud, Jones forged a national identification card in the name of Josiah Jones knowing it to be false.Accused: Dennis JonesCustoms Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents intercepted a box containing a total of nine kilos in baking /custard powder bags and 1.62 kilos of liquid cocaine in two Banko Wine bottles found in a package destined for Canada. The package was due to leave Guyana on January 20 via a Fly Jamaica flight in the mail consignment.Jones was later caught by the ranks hiding in the ceiling of his home. He was arrested and charged.The prosecution in its case pointed out to the court that it was convinced there was overwhelming evidence to convict Jones of the offence when it showed video surveillance footage from the GPOC which showed the defendant in action.Police reports indicate that Jones was in 2012 charged and convicted for trafficking over 300 kilograms of cocaine in soap powder to Niger, West Africa for which he served time at the Camp Street Prison. Jones was deported from the United States after he was convicted of conspiracy to traffic cocaine.last_img read more

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