Govt challenges court’s decision to grant bail to Brazilians cocaine traffickers

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall has challenged Senior Magistrate Alex Moore’s decision to grant bail to two Brazilian nationals – Andre Luiz Pereira and Salen Nobrega DeAlencar – who were found with more than 1000 pounds of cocaine in a foreign aircraft at Orealla last May.

In two Fixed Date Applications (FDA) filed in the High Court, the Attorney General asked the Court to grant two orders of certiorari to quash the decision of the Senior Magistrate to grant the alleged drug traffickers bail.

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Senior Magistratre Moore, on July 22, 2021, granted Pereira and DeAlencar bail to the tune of $3M each for the offence of possession of narcotic for the purpose of trafficking and an additional bail of $50,000 each for illegally entering Guyana by air contrary to the Immigration Act.

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The Attorney General is also seeking two orders to stay or suspend the decision of the Senior Magistrate, who at the time, was presiding over the Springlands Magistrate’s Counc, in the Corentyne Magisterial District.

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Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall has challenged Senior Magistrate Alex Moore’s decision to grant bail to two Brazilian nationals – Andre Luiz Pereira and Salen Nobrega DeAlencar – who were found with more than 1000 pounds of cocaine in a foreign aircraft at Orealla last May.

In two Fixed Date Applications (FDA) filed in the High Court, the Attorney General asked the Court to grant two orders of certiorari to quash the decision of the Senior Magistrate to grant the alleged drug traffickers bail.

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Senior Magistratre Moore, on July 22, 2021, granted Pereira and DeAlencar bail to the tune of $3M each for the offence of possession of narcotic for the purpose of trafficking and an additional bail of $50,000 each for illegally entering Guyana by air contrary to the Immigration Act.

The Attorney General is also seeking two orders to stay or suspend the decision of the Senior Magistrate, who at the time, was presiding over the Springlands Magistrate’s Counc, in the Corentyne Magisterial District.

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