Guyana couple charged with attempting to export raw gold

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A couple, charged with trying to export millions of dollars’ worth of raw gold, without a license, were granted self-bail when they appeared in court on Monday.

The couple — Shazam Khan, 47 and his wife, Bibi Khan, 45, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The presiding magistrate Ann McLennan, granted bail and ordered them to return to court on November 16.

In court, their lawyers said the Khans have been reporting to the police, whenever they are asked to do so, and as a result, they are not a flight risk.

The police report that on September 20, the couple, who are not producers of raw gold, were at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, with 1,907 grammes of the mineral, valued at GUY$14.6 million (One Guyana dollar =US$0.004 cents).

They were arrested shortly afterwards by the police.

Source: Jamaica Observer

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