A Barbadian man, who was caught bringing over 14 pounds of marijuana into the island last week, had to part with $15,000 after he appeared in a Christ Church court.
Erwin Algernon Moseley, who resides in Canada, apologized to the District ‘C’ Magistrates Court for his actions.
“I apologize to the court and to everybody that I offended. It’s just that I find myself between a rock and a hard place and I am sorry,” the 71-year-old said to Acting Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch.
Moseley lives at 760 Gamelin Street Apartment 219, Lascelle, Quebec.
Moseley, who is expected to leave the island tomorrow, was handed a forthwith fines of $10,000 for possession and
$5,000 for importing the substance. He was reprimanded and discharged on the counts of trafficking and intent to supply. After pleading guilty to all the offences last week, he was remanded and returned to court this morning.
According to the facts, Moseley came in on a flight on July 3 but the suitcase he checked in did not accompany him. The case arrived on a flight the following day but attempts to reach Moseley informing him of its arrival were unsuccessful.
Customs personnel therefore searched the luggage in the presence of an airline representative and police officers. They found 27 transparent wrapped packages in a false compartments on either side of the suitcase.
Attorney-at-law Damien Sands represented Moseley.