Guardsman truck cocaine bust trial put off
Christopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer
The case against two St James men, who were arrested after 66 kilograms of cocaine were reportedly found inside the Guardsman Limited vehicle in which they were travelling, has been set for mention on February 19.
Owen Glaze and Andrew Brown were expected to stand trial in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
However, their bails were instead extended after presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie was told that attorney-at-law George Thomas, who is part of the men’s defence team, needed to get further instructions from one of the defendants.
The case was subsequently set for mention on February 19.
Glaze and Brown were arrested on April 20, 2013, by members of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force, the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division and the Jamaica Defence Force, following an operation along the Mount Carey main road in St James.
It is alleged that, during the police operation, the security vehicle was stopped and searched and the cocaine, valued at approximately $264 million, was found.
Glaze and Brown were subsequently charged with possession of, dealing in, taking steps to export, and trafficking cocaine.
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