On Monday, a 27-year-old shop owner faced the Georgetown Magistrates Court charged with attempting to bribe a police officer. Principal Magistrates Judy Latchman remanded Christopher Gonsalves to prison after he allegedly offered a $150,000 bribe to a police officer to conceal a drug trafficking charge.
The prosecution alleged that on October 3, 2018, at Albouystown, Gonsalves had 530 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. He was subsequently was taken to the Brickdam Police Station tried to obstruct the investigation of his case by trying to bribe the officer.
Gonsalves was subsequently released on $200,000 for the first charge and remanded to prison for the drug trafficking matter and today whilst be also charge with bribery, he pleaded not guilty to the offence and was remanded to prison until November 5, 2018.