$10.5 million bail for three brothers following $23 million drug bust

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:45

Two Claxton Bay brothers have been granted a total of $10.5 million bail after they were charged with cocaine and marijuana trafficking valued at over $23 million and possession of firearm and ammunition.

A third accused, who was jointly charged with the siblings, was advised to apply to a judge in chambers for bail.

The charges were laid against the men after they appeared before a Couva magistrate yesterday.

34-year-old Wayne Havelock, a fisherman, of Claxton Bay, was granted $5.5 million bail, while his brother, 28-year-old Joel, also a fisherman, was granted bail in the amount of $5 million.

The third accused, 36-year-old Yudishtir Maharaj, was similarly charged and advised to apply to a judge on the issue of bail.

The men were arrested last Friday following an operation by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit as well as officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force and the Guard and Emergency Branch.