Man collapses during cocaine charge bail hearing

 

A GOLD Coast man accused of ferrying cocaine worth thousands of dollars collapsed while his bail application was being heard in court.

Carlos Vincente Olaya Gomez, 38, is accused of taking unknown amounts of cocaine from New South Wales to Biggera Waters at least seven times between June 27 and October 11 this year.

He faced Southport Magistrates Court yesterday facing six counts, including trafficking dangerous drugs as part of organised crime.

Olaya Gomez is accused of ferrying unknown amounts of cocaine. Picture: iStock
Olaya Gomez is accused of ferrying unknown amounts of cocaine. Picture: iStock

Police allege Olaya Gomez was charging about $7000 for 28g and a $1000 delivery fee.

About 127g of cocaine was allegedly found in Olaya Gomez's car when police stopped the vehicle on Stewart Rd, Currumbin Waters about 8am on Friday.

When he appeared in court yesterday Olaya Gomez asked to leave the dock as he felt sick.

He was visibly sweaty and was wearing a shirt with the words "Addicted to Plastering" on the front.

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As he was lead from court, Olaya Gomez collapsed and it took four police officers to help him from the room.

Defence lawyer Troy Smith, of Moloney MacCallum Abdelshahied Lawyers, said it was "very early stages of the matter".

The matter has now been adjourned. Picture: iStock
The matter has now been adjourned. Picture: iStock

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Magistrate Pamela Dowse granted bail on the conditions Olaya Gomez not travel internationally, he report regularly to police and he reside in Bardon in Brisbane.

The matter was adjourned to December 10.