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Second Suspect Accused Over $4m Cocaine Haul

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A SECOND man was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with a $4m cocaine seizure that occurred six weeks ago in eastern Grand Bahama.

Gerardo Davis, 34, of McLean’s Town appeared before Magistrate Andrew Forbes facing a charge of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

It is alleged that he and 44-year-old Bradley Gibbs Jr were found in possession of dangerous drugs – cocaine – with intent to supply on November 29, 2016.

According to police reports, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit and US counterparts were on air patrol in the Sweeting’s Cay area around noon when they intercepted a boat with four men and four large packages of suspected drugs.

One of the suspects was arrested but three others escaped. Some 170 kilos of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of $4m were allegedly discovered and seized by authorities.

Like Gibbs Jr at an earlier arraignment, Davis yesterday denied committing any crime when called on to answer the allegation.

He returns to Magistrate’s Court on May 10 for the start of the trial.

As the magistrate did not have the discretion to consider bail on the charge, Davis was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services to await trial.

However, he was advised of his right to apply for a bail bond in the Supreme Court.

The pair could face a fine and/or seven years imprisonment if convicted.

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