A forty-seven-year-old man found himself before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, slapped with two counts of forgery.Mohamed Abid Haniff denied both of the charges.It is alleged that on March 26, 2018, at Camp Street, Georgetown, with intent to defraud a customs officer at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), he forged an import licence, in favour of Dhanram Satrohan, a person trading as Ghanhi’s Sales and Investment, purporting to show that the same was issued by the Business Ministry.It was also alleged that on the same day, at Camp Street, Georgetown with intent to defraud, Mohamed Haniff forged an import licence, purporting to show that same was issued by the Business Ministry.Prosecutor Sanj Singh made no objection to bail being granted but asked that conditions be attached. Bail was granted in the sum of $100,000 and the matter will continue on July 13.
– CANU failed to provide sufficient evidenceAndre Gomes, called “Zipper,” was on Thursday freed of drug trafficking charges by Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly, who ruled that the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) had been unable to support their allegations against Gomes with enough evidence to warrant a conviction.Freed: Andre “Zipper” GomesGomes, 57, of Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, had been arraigned on trafficking in narcotics charges after a search carried out at his residence had allegedly unearthed 992 grams of cocaine, a quantity of cash, jewellery, and other valuables.Based on reports received, ranks of the drug enforcement unit had swooped down on Gomes’s residence and conducted a search which unearthed the cocaine. Upon its discovery, the owners – Andre Gomes, called “Zipper,” and his wife — were arrested. The case against his wife was later dropped.Reports are that the couple has been under surveillance by drug enforcement officers for quite some time.