first_imgAs the ongoing cocaine trafficking trial of Dennis Jones comes to a close before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, the Chief Magistrate on Thursday declared that she will rule on the case on Tuesday.Jones, who is being represented by Attorney Eusi Anderson, was invited to lead his defence on the same day set for the ruling.Dennis Jones, 63, of Caneview Avenue, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown was charged and remanded to prison in January of this year, for attempting to smuggle to Canada 10.618 kilograms of cocaine in custard/baking powder packages and Banko wine bottles, through the Guyana Post Office Corporation.He was subsequently released on bail following a successful bail application by his lawyer. Jones maintains his innocence before the courts of law.However, the Prosecution in its case pointed out to the court that it is convinced there is overwhelming evidence to convict Jones of the offence when it showed video surveillance footage from the GPOC which shows the defendant in action.When Police ranks went to Jones’s home to arrest him, he was found hiding in the ceiling, the court was told.Police reports indicate that Jones was also in 2012 charged and convicted for trafficking in over 300 kilograms of cocaine in soap powder to Niger, West Africa for which he served time at the Camp Street Prison. Jones was deported from the United States after he was convicted of conspiracy to traffic cocaine.last_img