– 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.
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