Two Arima men pleaded not guilty when they appeared before the Rio Claro Magistrates’ court today, charged with possession of TT$11,500 worth in marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
George La Rode, 60, of Pinto Road, Arima, and Linton Dyer, 21, of Malabar, Arima, were each granted $150,000 bail with surety when they appeared before Magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine on Thursday 30th August, 2018.
The matter has been postponed to Friday 21st September, 2018.
La Rode and Dyer were arrested during an anti-crime exercise in the Biche district conducted by officers attached to the Biche Police Station around 12:30am on Thursday 30th August, 2018.
During the exercise, officers had cause to stop and search a white Nissan B15 motor vehicle with two male occupants.
A search resulted in officers discovering 2.7 kilogrammes of marijuana hidden in a crocus bag in the vehicle.
The accused were later charged by PC Raymond Mendoza, of the Biche Police Station.