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UPDATE: Bennett, Rudradeo remanded to Dodds


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A former cop and a Guyanese national were both remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds earlier today, after being arraigned on drugs and ammunition charges.

Attorney-at-law George Adolphus Bennett, 60, and his co-accused, Dharma Rudradeo, 33, appeared at the Supreme Court before Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes, who remanded them until August 13.

Both men, jointly charged, were not required to plead to the charges of possession of cannabis, trafficking in cannabis, and possession with intent to supply the drug.

According to police, the charges stem from a quantity of cannabis allegedly found at Bennett’s residence during the execution of a search warrant by members of the Drug Squad on July 30, 2021.

The weight of the illegal drug was 253 kilograms, with an approximate value of $2.02 million.

Bennett, a former national hockey stand-out and former member of the Royal Barbados Police Force, of # 103, 1st Avenue, Warners Gardens, Christ Church, was separately charged with obstructing police officers in the execution of their duties, assaulting said officers in the execution of their duties, and resisting lawful arrest.

He was also charged with unlawful possession of ammunition exceeding the amount permitted under the law, and failing to deliver up police articles in the form of a Police Identification card. (BA/PR)



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