Hardbeatnews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. Nov. 28, 2006: Three men who were allegedly the bodyguards of Guyanese-born accused drug trafficker Roger Khan, were yesterday charged simply with illegally departing Guyana following a court appearance before Acting Chief Magistrate Cecil Sullivan.
The charge came following the deportation last week from Suriname of Sean Belfield, 27; Lloyd Roberts, 25, and Paul Rodrigues, 31. The three yesterday entered not guilty pleas and were granted G$35,000 bail.
Police Inspector Maxine Graham for the prosecution argued the three left Guyana between June 15 and 16 from Springlands, Berbice, by sea at a port unauthorized for such departure. But defense attorney Glenn Hanoman, denied the allegation citing incorrect details.
Belfield, Roberts and Rodrigues had been jailed in Suriname since earlier this year following their arrest with Khan. Khan was subsequently nabbed by U.S. authorities and is facing drug charges in Brooklyn, NY. The three were released by Surinamese authorities without charge last week. – Hardbeatnews.com