Case dismissed against immigration officers


first_imgConspiracy to traffic drugsThree immigration officers and a security guard were on Wednesday freed from a conspiracy to traffic drugs charge.The four were charged following the discovery in 2016 of $1.3 million worth of cocaine on a Dynamic Airways flight, which left Georgetown for JFK International Airport.Immigration officers Oral David, 31; Orin Parris, 26; Raduskie Wright, 26; and security guard Diane Jackson, 33, were on trial before Magistrate Leron Daly for the offence.The Magistrate on Wednesday ruled that the prosecution failed to prove its case, as there was a lack of evidence to substantiate the charge. As such, the Magistrate dismissed the case against the defendants.It was alleged that on February 2, 2016, at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, the defendants conspired with each other and other persons to traffic the narcotics.The defendants were represented by Attorneys-at-Law George Thomas and Sandil Kissoon.According to reports, a package of cocaine was discovered in the baggage hold of the Dynamic Airways flight after it landed at JFK on February 2, 2016.Reports are that the cocaine was placed into the baggage hold by a local handler and was found by handling staff while they were clearing luggage from the aircraft upon its arrival in the USA.After the discovery, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) launched an investigation, which led to the arrest of the three immigration officers and the security guard.last_img read more

Will VAR be used in the FIFA 19? EA Sports chief reveals all


first_imgFIFA 19 is less than 24 hours from hitting the shelves worldwide and fans cannot wait to get their hands on the new game.Fans have had nearly two weeks to play the demo now and cannot wait for the real thing to finally drop. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 scrap Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos “There’s still a learning process of how ultimately it levels out to how it’s used.“There’s a grey area. But it’s definitely something we’ll monitor. If it becomes part of the footballing fabric to the point where it feels weird that it isn’t in a regular game, even if we don’t need it, then it’s something we can look at introducing. After a largely successful summer of using VAR at the World Cup in the summer, UEFA have confirmed they will follow FIFA’s lead and bring Video Assistant Referees (VAR) into the Champions League from the start of next season.This has led to fans speculating VAR could be included in this year’s edition of the game, to add to the authenticity of the experience.However, EA Sports creative director Matt Prior has revealed VAR will NOT be in this year’s game, but refused to rule it out for the future.Speaking to Eurogamer, Prior revealed: “We technically have VAR in the game because we know the pinpoint location of everything. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion silverware gameday cracker Most Popular Football News 2 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions FIFA 19 will be released on Friday Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed latest SORRY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won BEST OF VAR featured heavily at the World Cup, with a penalty being awarded as a result of its use in the Final “If there is that anticipation moment in real football that becomes a thing – and if we wanted to create that in our game because of authenticity… if it didn’t happen in our game and it’s happening all the time in the real game, arguably you could say we’re missing a part of the football fabric.”While the game may be too smart to need VAR, it may want to work on player likeness. One eagle-eyed fan has noticed when Petr Cech enters the boardroom for contract negotiations, he keeps his infamous helmet on.last_img read more