Man nabbed with 11kg cocaine at Stabroek Market Square

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPromoter sentenced to 2 years for cocaine traffickingJuly 9, 2019In “Court”2016 cocaine in plywood bust: Duo charged with attempting to bribe CANU officerJanuary 9, 2018In “Court”3 men remanded on cocaine, illegal gun possession chargesOctober 5, 2018In “Court” Wyette AmsterdamAn East Bank Demerara resident was on Wednesday evening nabbed with over one kilograms of cocaine in the vicinity of Stabroek Market Square by agents of the Custom Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU).The drug enforcement unit confirmed that Wyette Amsterdam of Land of Canaan Public Road, East Bank Demerara and another man who were under surveillance by CANU Ranks were intercepted at Stabroek Market Square.A search was conducted on the haversack that Amsterdam was carrying during which 1.160 kilograms of cocaine and $600,000 in cash were unearthed.  No illegal substance was reportedly found in possession of the other male.the cocaine found in the haversack during the searchHowever, Amsterdam was charged and placed before the court earlier today. He was arraigned with the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking to which he pleaded not guilty.As such, he was remanded to prison and will make his next court appearance on November 1, 2018 for disclosure of statements.