‘Red Dragon’ owner charged with exploiting underage female
The 61-year-old owner of popular city nightclub, Red Dragon, is facing charges related to human trafficking. It is alleged that he and another man held an underage Brazilian female against her will at the aforementioned place of business, which is located on Robb Street in Georgetown.
The businessman Raymond Ali, of 15 Delhi Street, Prashad Nagar, also referred to by his alias ‘Clement’ was brought before Magistrate Sueanna Lovell at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday to face the charge of trafficking in persons. Ali was not required to enter a plea to the indictable matter. His Attorney, however, made a request for bail. Co-accused Selwyn Lewis, called ‘Selly’, of Nutmeg Street, Festival City, did not appear in court.
The charge states that from June 1, 2012, to June 30, 2012, the two accused, held hostage a female Brazilian under the age of 15, at the Red Dragon Hotel, for the purpose of exploitation.
Police Prosecutor Alexis David-Hossanah did not reveal details of the evidence in open court. The matter was heard in-camera. Hossanah, moreover, did not oppose the lawyer’s bail application and the defendant was subsequently released on $300,000 bail. He is expected to return to court on May 20.