Sunday 8 December, 2019

Caribbean Estate cocaine accused denied bail again as a 'flight risk'

Man held in connection to large cocaine find in Caribbean Estate denied bail

Man held in connection to large cocaine find in Caribbean Estate denied bail

The unemployed, 36-year-old man who was allegedly held with more than $100 million worth of cocaine in Caribbean Estates in July, remains in custody as a 'flight risk', and is to stand trial in September.

Michael Abrahams was denied bail when he re-appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court on Friday.

His trial has been set for September 7.

Despite a strong plea from his attorney, Christopher Townsend, Abrahams was again denied bail after the prosecution opposed the submissions of the defence lawyer.

Townsend said there is nothing to prove that Abrahams was responsible for cocaine find on July 7, contending that the house where the drugs was found, was occupied by other persons.

However, the judge cited the accused as a flight risk, and denied bail.

 

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