TWO men who allegedly gave a wheelchair-bound man ganja to export to Canada were again denied bail when they appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate Court, on Wednesday.
The accused men, Leonard Thompson and Nicholas Roache, believed to be part of a drug-trafficking ring, were apprehended at the Norman Manley International Airport on April 5.
According to the police, the men gave the complainant a 'scandal' bag with seasoning to deliver for them and transported him to the airport. The accused also reportedly upgraded the complainant's plane ticket to first class without knowing that he did not have a visa to travel.
However, it is reported that when the complainant arrived at the airport, he approached an officer and told her that the men had given him the drugs to deliver and when his passport was checked it was discovered that he did not have a visa.
The complainant, who reported that he was recently convicted for trafficking ganja, reportedly told the police that the men had approached him and ask him to carry the drugs following his release from prison.
The homes of the accused men were subsequently searched and nothing was found while the police reportedly seized nine pellets of ganja from the home of the complainant, which he claimed was given to him by the accused to swallow but he refused.
The complainant was then arrested and charged for the ganja but the charges were withdrawn after he became a Crown witness.
But on Wednesday, attorney for the accused denied the allegations.
He told the court that his clients did not know anything about the drugs and was simply doing a good deed by assisting the complainant to the airport, who had lost both of his legs.
However, his application for bail was rejected by Senior Magistrate Judith Pusey, who pointed to an earlier report about the complainant being in fear for his life.
Both men are charged with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, taking steps to export ganja, and conspiracy to export ganja. They are scheduled to return to court on September 25.