Two Guyanese men have been sentenced to time at HMP Dodds for trafficking cocaine and cannabis.
Coco Profitt and Paul Fraser had previously admitted to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of 14.5 kilogrammes of cocaine and two kilogrammes of cannabis on the vessel, the Lady Sandra, on September 10, 2015.
The drugs – including ten packages of cocaine and four packages containing cannabis – were discovered after local police boarded the boat and conducted a search.
Madame Justice Jacqueline Cornelius sentenced Profitt who she said “played a more senior role in the operation” to six years in jail for trafficking cocaine and three years for trafficking cannabis. The sentences will run concurrently.
However he only has three years and five months remaining to serve, having already spent time on remand.
Fraser, meantime, was sentenced to five years for trafficking of cocaine and three years for trafficking cannabis. Those sentences also run concurrently. However, Fraser only has two years and five months left to serve at the St Philip institution for his crime.
The two men were convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the other charges.