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

David De Gea’s replacement? Manchester United fans have their say


first_img 8 8 1. Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is wanted by many Manchester United fans to replace David De Gea – Click right to find out who else they want… – Manchester United have had a habit of nicking Tottenham’s best players recently and many Red Devils supporters wouldn’t mind seeing the Frenchman follow the same path as Teddy Sheringham, Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov. 8 8 2. Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City) – Find out who Man United fans want to replace David De Gea by clicking right… – Sentiment may have something to do with it but a number of Man United fans want to see the Leicester City shot-stopper follow in the footsteps of his father Peter, who is a legend at Old Trafford. The 28-year-old is earning his own plaudits now in the Premier League though after helping them stay in the top flight. 3. Asmir Begovic (Stoke City) – Find out who Man United fans want to replace David De Gea by clicking right… – A highly-rated Premier League goalkeeper for the last five years following his £3.25m switch from Portsmouth, Stoke appear ready to let the gifted glovesman leave and let English youngster Jack Butland into their first-team. Man United fans reckon he’d be a perfect replacement for David De Gea. 8 After Louis van Gaal admitted David De Gea could leave Manchester United in the summer, the club’s fans have been pondering about his replacement.Victor Valdes made his first Premier League appearance during the Red Devils’ 1-1 draw with Arsenal as De Gea was forced off through injury in the second period.But if the young Spaniard does quit Old Trafford, with Real Madrid likely to be his destination, who Man United supporters want to take his place in the long-term?We asked them on Facebook and they didn’t disappoint us.Click the right arrow to see who the fans want… 8 6. Fraser Forster (Southampton) – Find out who Man United fans want to replace David De Gea by clicking right… – The England goalkeeper has made such an impact in his first season with the Saints that Manchester United fans would be happy to sign the player despite him facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a broken kneecap. 4. Victor Valdes (Manchester United) – Find out who Man United fans want to replace David De Gea by clicking right… – Rather than splash the cash on a new signing several Red Devils fans just want to see ex-Barcelona star Victor Valdes given the No. 1 shirt. After all, despite a lengthy injury, the shot-stopper has won 15 major trophies throughout his career. 5. Petr Cech (Chelsea) – Find out who Man United fans want to replace David De Gea by clicking right… – Already linked with a move to Arsenal, Manchester United supporters are keen on rivalling the Gunners with a bid of their own for the Chelsea hero. He seems likely to exit Stamford Bridge this summer and would be an excellent and experienced replacement for De Gea. 8 8 7. Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen) – Find out who Man United fans want to replace David De Gea by clicking right… – Bundesliga watchers in the Old Trafford faithful have tipped Louis van Gaal to make a move for young German glovesman Leno, who has been in good form on the continent. 8. Sam Johnstone (Manchester United) – Meanwhile, one supporter firmly believes in giving home-grown talent a try insisting Johnstone, 22, is “the best goalkeeping talent England has had for over 30 years.”last_img read more