Merren moved to secret US jail location

| 30/06/2014

(CNS): The US authorities have moved a Caymanian businessman from a jail in Puerto Rico to an undisclosed location elsewhere in the United States. It is understood that Bryce Merren, who was arrested by police in the United States territory in connection with a drug smuggling charge back in March, has been transported to another jail for security reasons. The 47-year-old has pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering allegations but he remains on remand until his anticipated trial in August, which is understood to be taking place Puerto Rico. Sources told CNS that Merren was moved earlier this month from the Guaynabo prison to a different location on the US mainland. (Photo courtesy of Spike)

Merren is accused of being part of a drug smuggling ring conspiracy involving some five kilograms of cocaine and was caught out in a US undercover operation. The US authorities allege that he met undercover agents acting as dealers looking to set up a smuggling ring involving as much as 3000 kilos of cocaine and Merren was to assist with the laundering of the cash involved.



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