Guyanese re­tiree held with co­caine in wheel­chair for sen­tenc­ing in Gre­nada

Stabroek News Sunday - - REGIONAL NEWS -

Han­iff Bac­chus, the 70-year-old Guyanese na­tional who was al­legedly caught with a quan­tity of co­caine hid­den in his mo­torised wheel­chair at the Mau­rice Bishop In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Gre­nada ear­lier this month, has since pleaded guilty to pos­ses­sion of the drug and he will be sen­tenced on Thurs­day.

Bac­chus, a re­tired con­struc­tion worker, was charged on May 7th with al­legedly having in his pos­ses­sion 2.5 kilo­grammes of co­caine.

He was de­nied bail and re­manded to the Rich­mond Hill Prison.

How­ever, on Fri­day, when the mat­ter was called again, Bac­chus pleaded guilty to the of­fence and his sen­tenc­ing was de­ferred un­til May 24th. As a re­sult, Bac­chus re­mains in de­ten­tion at the Rich­mond Hill Prison.

The Gre­na­dian po­lice had re­ported that Bac­chus was an out­go­ing pas­sen­ger at the Mau­rice Bishop In­ter­na­tional Air­port on May 5th when a search was con­ducted on his mo­torised wheel­chair and the drugs were found hid­den un­der the chair seat.

He was im­me­di­ately taken into cus­tody.

At the time, Bac­chus was wait­ing to board an Air Canada flight des­tined for Toronto, Canada.

Han­iff Bac­chus

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