A porter who is charged with committing an offence under the Post Office Act was granted $5,000 bail after appearing in a Bridgetown court Wednesday.
It is alleged that last year, 33-year-old Jamal Laron Beckles, being a person employed at the Barbados Postal Service, opened a postal packet in the course of transmission by post, contrary to his duty.
The incident allegedly occurred on April 16, 2016.
The Kew Road, Bank Hall, St Michael resident, who is represented by attorney-at-law Shadia Simpson, denied the charge.
There was no objection to bail from police prosecutor Sergeant Martin Rock.
However, the prosecutor asked that conditions be imposed on Beckles who now has to report to the Black Rock Police Station every Wednesday by 10 a.m., with valid identification.
He was released after presenting the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court with a suitable surety to sign bail on his behalf.