Self-confessed drug trafficker, Barry Dataram, who was arrested by Federal Agents at the John F Kennedy International Airport upon his arrival in the United States last week is expected to be slapped with several counts of trafficking in narcotics charge.
The 45-year-old man is presently being held at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Centre. The US had issued arrest warrants as well as an extradition warrant for Dataram back in 2008 for drug trafficking.
Court documents seen by this publication revealed that between February 2001 and December 2003, Dataram, also known as “Kevin,” “Ledge” and “Fat Man,” together with others, trafficked five kilograms or more of cocaine into the US.
In addition, between February 2001 and December 2003, Dataram together with others knowingly and intentionally conspired to possess and distribute five kilograms of cocaine in the US.
Further, he was also accused of trafficking over five kilograms of cocaine into the United States between April and June 2003. Other allegations included conspiracy to traffic narcotics into the US, attempting to avoid detection, and responsibility for the offense of trafficking at least 150 kilograms of cocaine.
Dataram was also accused of being the leader of a drug trafficking ring that involved five or more persons.
However, Dataram and his wife Anjanie Boodnarine absconded Guyana one day before a court ruling in connection with a drug possession charge. An arrest warrant was issued for them. It was believed that Dataram and his wife entered Suriname through a backtrack route.
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