Jamaican national, Rumar Omar Bailey has had his station bail confirmed at the All-Saints Magistrate’s Court.
Bailey, who is accused of being involved in a $16,000 drug bust was charged last week with Possession of two pounds of Cannabis, Importation of Cannabis, and being concerned in the supplying of Cannabis.
The Police and Customs conducted an operation at Liat Cargo on August 11 and discovered a container with two pounds of cannabis inside cans of Gourmet Caramel Corn.
On Tuesday morning, he appeared before Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel-Edwards who increased the principal amount for bail from $7,000 to $15,000 with a cash component of $4,000.
Bailey’s legal representative, Chaku Symister put forward that his client who is now 22 years old, lived in Antigua since the age of nine and so did not present flight risk.
The prosecution did not object to bail.
As part of his bail conditions, Bailey must surrender his Jamaica passport, ensure that his two sureties are of Antiguan nationality, and sign in at the St John’s Police Station three times a week.
His case has been set for November 24, 2021. — Observer Media