$350k bail for man accused of being a gang leader


    A man charged with being a gang leader and trafficking in marijuana, has been granted $350,000 bail.

    Ranjee Chadee appeared virtually before Arima Magistrate Cheron Raphael today, with the matter adjourned to November 13th.

    The accused, who was wanted by police for engaging in gang-related activities, arrived at the Piarco Police Station on October 14th with his attorney.

    He was subsequently arrested and charged on the advice of Director of Public Prosecutions.

    The trafficking charge arose out of an incident on September 12th 2019, where officers of the Northern Division Gang Unit intercepted a Fielder wagon, where the suspect was one of the occupants.

    The vehicle was searched and police found and seized 16.1 kilograms of marijuana.