Men on bail for stealing mercury
Two men who were caught with a quantity of stolen mercury were yesterday released on $80,000 each bail, after they faced (Ag) Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on a charge of simple larceny.
Alwin Williams is accused of stealing $250,000 worth of mercury while Harry Persaud allegedly stole $125,000 worth of the substance from their former employer Geno De Sales.
Both men pleaded not guilty to the charges and requested bail.
According to reports both defendants worked for the virtual complainant who is a Brazilian national. On Saturday last, the complainant received information which caused him to conduct a search on all his employees as they were leaving the premises. The stolen mercury was discovered on both defendants.
The prosecution did not oppose the bail request.
Williams and Persaud are scheduled to return to court on October 8.