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South Ruimveldt man remanded on narco possession

first_imgA South Ruimveldt, Georgetown businessman who was allegedly caught with 514 grams of cocaine in a pipe was on Tuesday remanded to prison.Collin Hooper, 40, denied the charge put to him by city Magistrate Fabayo Azore.He denied that on February 2, 2018 at Lot 49 Blue Sackie Drive, South Ruimveldt, he had the illicit substance in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.According to reports, Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) ranks swooped down at Hooper’s premises and found the cocaine stashed in a pipe leading to a septic tank.Defence counsel James Bond informed the court that the substance was found in a pipe which connects to many apartments and as such, his client should not have been charged.He asked for reasonable bail to be granted on those grounds; however, Magistrate Azore denied his submission.Hooper was remanded to prison. The case will continue today.last_img read more