Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Krystiana Sankar granted bail in $3.8M drug bust

Krystiana Sankar

Krystiana Sankar

Krystiana Sankar – the former step-daughter of Minister of National Security Stuart Young – has posted bail.

Sankar, who is represented by defence attorney Larry Williams, secured her bail yesterday afternoon and was allowed to leave the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court.

Her bail had previously been set at $6 million.

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Williams made an application before Magistrate Aden Stroude to have a condition of the bail altered – from being approved by a clerk of the peace III, to instead being approved by a clerk of the peace II.

After submissions to support his case, Stroude granted the attorney his leave, paving the way for Sankar to secure her bail yesterday.

No other accused have been able to secure bail.

Sankar, along with Aruba Eligon, Jervon Cole and Yannis Pebbles Augustine, was arrested on December 4, following a drug bust in West Moorings, where 191.66 kilogrammes of marijuana and 1.04 kilogrammes of cocaine with a combined street value of $3.8 million, was found.

The other three accused have yet to secure bail – with the court even flat out refusing Eligon bail due to other similar matters he had before the precincts.

The matter is expected to resume on January 8.

More on this as it becomes available.

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