Pilot/businessman denies trafficking Venezuelans, placed on $1.3M bail

trafficked the natioanls between the Mazaruni River in Region Seven (Cuyuni- Mazaruni) and Georgetown.

During the probe, Charles was placed on $100,000 station bail. However, he reportedly failed to return to the Police Station and a wanted bulletin was issued for him.

He subsequently reported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

According to the Police, the victims reported the matter to the Guyana Police Force, and members of the Trafficking in Persons Unit of the CID Headquarters immediately conducted an investigation.

The charges were laid in keeping with legal advice given by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

Editor’s note: This story initially stated that Mr Charles was charged with trafficking women. The News Room has since confirmed that he was charged with trafficking 15 men and one female cook. We have since amended the story to reflect accuracy. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.