Darr claims he was at mosque when bust occurred

Stabroek News
October 18, 2000

Morris Darr, one of the men implicated in the car-chase cocaine trial yesterday testified that he was at a mosque on the day of the bust.

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has charged Albert Vaughn, Trenton Allicock and Morris Darr with peddling some ten pounds of cocaine following a car-chase through several city streets on August 11, in which gunfire was exchanged.

On Friday, Allicock gave a confession claiming all the drugs, and was sentenced to four years imprisonment by Chief Magistrate, Paul Fung-A-Fat.

Darr said he lives at Lot 63 Eccles, East Bank Demerara, but has a family residence at Lot 3 McDoom. Recounting his activities on the day CANU nabbed him, he said he went to the Georgetown Magistrate's Court after which he visited his family's home. He said that from there he went to the Muslim place of worship situated at McDoom where he spent some time.

He swore that he returned to his home at Eccles and was there until he received a call from his sister. He said at that point he went to the McDoom house where Oral Stoby and other CANU officers arrested him, his brother and another man.

Darr claimed that he never saw Vaughn that day at McDoom or handed over any bag to him. The trial continues today.

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