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Hubu Backdam man gets 3 years, fined $41M for cocaine possession

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Latchman Sankar, aka “Jack”, of Block 1 Unity, Hubu, Parika, East Bank Essequibo who is already serving a four-year sentence for narcotics trafficking was on Monday slapped with another three years and eight months in connection with other similar offence.

Convicted: Latchman Sankar, also called “Jack”

Sankar appeared before Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court and was found guilty of trafficking 27.866kg of cocaine. He was reportedly arrested back in February 2020 after the cocaine was found in his boat at Parika Backdam, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).
In addition to the three-year sentence, Sankar was fined $41 million.
Back in January 2024, the 39-year-old Sankar pleaded guilty to trafficking 55.2 kilograms of Cannabis sativa (marijuana). He was also fined $49.6 million.
In that matter, CANU detailed that its officers had conducted a search operation at Sankar’s Unity, Hubu, Parika residence and had unearthed several large bags containing several brick-like parcels of cannabis.

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