Friday, Jan 18, 2019

18 months for drug mule

18 months for drug mule
18 Jan

A Jamaican drug mule held with cannabis and fake currency will call Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds home for the next 18 months.

30-year-old Bassonia Collister McDermouth was held last Thursday at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

Police say the accused after clearing immigration was interviewed by members of the drug squad.

A subsequent search of his personal effects revealed the counterfeit currency.

He was arrested and referred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he passed a total of sixty packages containing cannabis.

He appeared before Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell in the District 'B' Magistrates court Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to a number of drug offences.

He was fined four-thousand dollars forthwith or 18 months in prison for the offence of trafficking cannabis.

He was convicted reprimanded and discharged for the remaining drug offences.

He was not required to plea to the possession of counterfeit currency.

The fine was not paid.

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