A woman was on Friday remanded after she pled not guilty to having in her possession more than 6kg of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.Nandy Barker, 38, of Lot 70 Caneville, Grove, East Bank Demerara, appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court. The police stated that March 25, 2019, at the Berbice River Bridge, she had 6.5 kilograms of cannabis in her possession for the purpose of trafficking.Alleged drug trafficker, Nandy BarkerPolice Prosecutor Inspector Bernard Brown told the court that officers at a roadblock intercepted motorcar PNN 9408 that was driven by Barker and conducted a search during which the illegal drug was unearthed.The Inspector said further investigations led officers to Lot 288 Errol’s Ville, Vryman’s Ervin, New Amsterdam, where a further 667 grams of the same drug was found. Timothy La Fleur was arrested and subsequently charged.In court today La Fleur pleaded guilty to narcotics possession and was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and fined $240,300.In addition, Barker and La Fleur were jointly charged for the 6.5 kilos to which they pleaded not guilty. La Fleur told the court that he is a father of two and is the sole breadwinner for the family.He said he has a heart complication and has documents at his home to authenticate his claims.Barker was represented by Attorney-at-Law Kim Kyte, who made an application for bail but this was denied. She along with La Fleur will make their next court appearance on April 9, 2019.
Pape Souare in action for Senegal 1 Senegal left-back Pape Souare is set to join Crystal Palace pending a medical.The 24-year-old is currently returning from the African Cup of Nations after Senegal were knocked out by Algeria on Tuesday.Souare has made 45 appearances for Lille since graduating from their ‘B’ team in 2010 and Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew feels he would be a great addition to the south London club.Pardew said: “The process is way down the line. The medical could be as early as today (Thursday) and if he passes then he will be signing too.”The left-back would be Palace’s would be third signing of the transfer window following the purchase of Jordon Mutch for £4.5m from QPR and Shola Ameobi on a free transfer, and the Eagles boss is happy with the business they have done in January.Pardew added: “He will be the last player to come in, there’ll be no more deals. I’m pleased the board has backed me.”