Wakenaam man slapped with illegal fuel possession charge

first_imgA truck driver from Bell Plaine, Wakenaam Island, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), was arraigned on an illegal possession charge on Thursday before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.Beemaul (only name) is accused of having 150 gallons of diesel in his possession on December 15, 2015 without authorisation from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).The 48-year-old truck driver pleaded not guilty to the charge and told the court he was in the process of settling the issue with the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA).The GEA officer who was present in court told the Magistrate that indeed the matter was being discussed in an effort to resolve the issue.As such, Beemaul was placed on ,000 bail and the case was transferred to the Wakenaam Magistrate’s Court. It will come up for hearing on May 25.last_img read more

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