Three Vincentian men who were found with 30 pounds of marijuana on a boat earlier this month have been jailed for a year.
Allison Augustus Blugh, a 31-year-old fisherman of Petit Bordel; Jomo Jolan Jack, 30, a contractor from Texier Road, Layou; and Kevin David Christopher Joe, a 28-year-old handyman, appeared before Magistrate Ian Weekes in the District ‘D’ Magistrates’ Court today and pleaded guilty to joint charges of possession, importation, trafficking and intent to supply the contraband.
According to Sergeant Glenda Carter-Nicholls, marine personnel intercepted a 32-foot speedboat about four nautical miles off Mullins Beach, St Peter on April 1.
The vessel, which carried no name or registration number, had three people on board. They were seen throwing packages overboard but the packages were not found.
However, when the boat was towed into the Coast Guard base and searched, one polythene bag of marijuana was discovered.
The men were then taken to Oistins Police Station and questioned. They confessed to travelling from St Vincent on the same boat with a number of packages of marijuana, but had gotten rid of them on seeing the marine police.
They will be serving time for importing the drugs.
They were convicted, reprimanded and discharged for possession and reprimanded and discharged for trafficking and intent to supply.