Two residents of Trois Boutiques, Plaine-Magnien found themselves behind bars on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 June for opening the sale of cannabis to two police officers, who posed as buyers. Dhanayus-Sing Goonawah, 19, and Sayelesh Kumar Ramnauth, 48, were brought before the Mahébourg court on Thursday morning, June 23. They are facing a provisional charge of drug trafficking.
The operation was mounted by officers of the Anti-Drug and Smuggling Unit (ADSU) in Rose-Belle after they received information that the two men were involved in drug trafficking. Two police officers posed as drug dealers to buy drugs from the two Trois-Boutiques residents. As soon as the transaction was completed, the police officers identified themselves and arrested Dhanayus-Sing Goonawah and Sayelesh Kumar Ramnauth.
20 cellophane papers containing cannabis and 3 rolls of newsprint, which contained cannabis, were seized. A search of Dhanayus-Sing Goonawah’s home uncovered 3.6 grams of cannabis, which was in the cover of a notebook.
In addition, a team from the Mahébourg ADSU arrested Mohamad Shaladeen Gowseekhan, a 30-year-old resident of Blue-Bay, on Wednesday 22 June. The police found 3 doses of heroin, 1.5 grams of heroin, 0.5 grams of cannabis and 2 cannabis plants measuring 10 to 13 centimetres respectively, after a raid on his house. A sum of Rs 22,500 suspected to be from the sale of this drug was seized. The suspect also appeared in the Mahébourg court on Thursday 23 June.