The owner of a prominent bar is in hot water with the law once again.
Bath Estate resident, Jeremiah Challenger – owner of Miah’s bar in Bath Estate, has been arrested and charged while on bail for another matter.
The latest charges are for conspiracy to import 30,000 grams of cocaine on Thursday morning at Scotts Head.
Challenger was arrested and charged along with Eustace Henry of Glanvilla, Kenroy Paul also of Glanvilla, Wendell Laurencine of St. Lucia, Nigel Dublin of Stockfarm and Omarie Mussington of St. Martin.
Eustace Henry, Kenroy Paul and Wendell Laurencin were also charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to supply and importing cocaine into the Commonwealth of Dominica.
The three men pleaded not guilty to the charges and the matter was adjourned to 14th September 2012.
Attorney Wayne Norde, who represents all six of the accused, made an application to the court for bail for Eustace Henry, Kenroy Paul and Nigel Dublin.
However, police prosecutor, Inspector Michael Laudat objected to bail, explaining that the matter was still being investigated and that other people were being sought.
Inspector Laudat also suggested that the men may be a flight risk.
He told Magistrate Ossie Lewis that the three by their own actions left and returned to the country via the “back door”.
He also expressed concern about the possibility of the investigation being interfered with, and reminded the court of the quantity of drugs involved.
The street value of the cocaine amounts to EC$750,000.00.
Bail was denied and the men remanded in custody.
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