Four Jamaican nationals have been ordered to leave the country, after they were convicted here on Wednesday of several drug offences.
They are 31-year-old Tamaro Denton, 25-year-old Rushane Smith, 44-year-old Rohan Campbell, and 36-year-old John Planter who were all nabbed on arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport last Sunday.
The men were subsequently referred to the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital where Denton passed out nine kilogrammes of cannabis in two packages; Smith, half a kilogramme in 23 packages; Campbell, a kilo of the illegal drug in 44 packages and Planter, two kilos in 59 packages.
They were later arrested and charged.
Appearing before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court yesterday, members of the quartet pleaded guilty to the drug offences.
Denton was ordered to pay $200 forthwith for possession and importation of cannabis, while Smith, Campbell, and Planter were each ordered to either pay $2,000 forthwith or face nine months in prison for possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cannabis.
The fines were all paid and the four men handed over to immigration pending deportation.
- Local News
- GUYANA - Probe launched into death of cancer patients
- TRINIDAD - Gov't prepares legislation to treat with asylum seekers
- GUYANA - Legislator who brought down gov't may have committed treason
- GUYANA - Gov't maintains position regarding incident involving Venezuelan navy
- JAMAICA - Twenty murders in first week of 2019
- Caribbean islands record three earthquakes in 24 hours
- Mobile App