Last Updated on Friday, 19 February 2016, 16:20 by Denis Chabrol
Three Guyana immigration officers and a female security officer were Friday arraigned in connection with the discovery of a 1.3 kilogrammes of cocaine on a Dynamic Airways aircraft in New York.
They pleaded guilty and were remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan until March 10, 2016 for report.
Those charged are University of Guyana International Relations student Oral David, 29 of 401 Non Pariel Park, East Coast Demerara; Orin Harris, 24, of TN 74 Timehri, Raduskie Wright, 24 of 271 No. 77 New Housing Scheme Corriverton, Corentyne, and security officer 29-year old Dianne Jackson, 29 of 1717 Soesdyke.
Jackson is employed by Roraima Airways, the local handling company for Dynamic Airways.
Police said they conspired with each other and other persons to traffick in narcotics on February 2, 2016 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. The cocaine was found in the baggage compartment of the Dynamic Airways flight at the John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Wright’s defence lawyer, Glenn Hanoman told the court that although evidence could be provided via Skype and that United States authorities, not everything that is analysed in New York might be admissible in Guyanese courts.
Police Prosecutor, Deniro Jones said he was in possession of three caution statements and an oral confession. He said the recently established local office of the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) would be working along with the prosecution on the case.