GUYANESE NATIONAL CHARGED ON $980,000 OF DRUG OFFENCES

Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged Ryon Marlon George 28 year old Guyanese national for the following offences:

1. Two counts of Possession of cocaine
2. Two counts of Possession with intent to supply
3. Two counts of Trafficking; and
4. Importation of cocaine.

Ryon George is a crew member on board a cargo ship which arrived in Barbados on January 15, 2015. On Thursday, 22nd January, an operation by members of the Drug Squad led to the seizure of a haversack containing a quantity of cocaine, on a jetty at Checker Hall, St. Lucy. Further investigations led to the arrest of George.

On Saturday 24th January, a search of the ship discovered 10 packages of cocaine. Total weight 19.6 kgs, approximate value $980,000

On Saturday 24th January, a search of the ship discovered 10 packages of cocaine. Total weight 19.6 kgs, approximate value $980,000

George appeared at the Oistins Magistrates Court on Monday 26th January 2015.

  • David Welch – ASP (Ag);

Public Relations Officer

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