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Jamaicans among four men nabbed in multi-million dollar drug bust

Four men, including two Jamaican nationals, appeared in a magistrate’s court here Monday, charged in connection with a multi-million dollar (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) drug bust.

Grenadian Bernard Spann, 46, businessman Elvis Chance, 47 of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, years, and Jamaicans, Alrick Reynolds, 47, a farmer and 53-year-old Ian White appeared at the St. George’s No 1 Magistrate’s Court jointly charged with conspiracy to trafficking in a controlled drug.

Additional charges of trafficking in a controlled drug were laid against Reynolds and Chance while White and Spann were charged with possession of a controlled drug.

The court heard that the four men were arrested with 40 kilos of cocaine during a joint police operation last Wednesday night in the capital. The police said the drugs had a street value of four million dollars.

Spann was granted EC$300,000 bail and has to surrender his travel documents and report to a police station three times a week, while the other accused were remanded into custody.

They will all re-appear in court here on September 5.


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