Darr handed black plastic bag to Vaughn
- witness

Stabroek News
September 27, 2000

The trial involving three men accused of trafficking in some ten pounds of cocaine continued yesterday with two more officers from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) taking the stand.

CANU has charged Albert Vaughn, 47, and Trenton Allicock, 37, both of Lot 2 Joseph Pollydore Street, Lodge, and Morris Darr, 26, of Lot 3 McDoom, East Bank Demerara, with possession of 4.7508 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking after a car-chase through the city during which gunfire was exchanged on August 11.

Andre Pierre yesterday told the court that he and Jeremy Mbozi (another CANU officer) left their headquarters on pedal-cycles after they received information from Oral Stoby, another CANU officer.

He said that while he was staking out Darr's residence, Vaughn and Allicock approached in a dark green pathfinder. They both exited the vehicle and Darr handed over a black plastic bag to Vaughn. According to the prosecution's witness, when this was over, Vaughn and Allicock drove off in the direction of the East Bank Demerara public road. He said Mbozi spoke to Stoby before they began trailing the pathfinder.

Pierre recounted that during their chase of the vehicle, he saw men clad in blue boarding a mini-bus. He said that after that he returned to CANU headquarters where he saw Stoby.

Earlier, the caution statement given by Allicock was tendered and Errol Fraser, another CANU officer, finished off his testimony before Chief Magistrate, Paul Fung-A-Fat.

The trial continues on Friday.

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