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3 Barbadians, 1 Venezuelan remanded on drug charges

April 19, 2024

3 Barbadians and a Venezuelan have been remanded to prison following a court appearance for various drug charges yesterday.

They are 41-year-old Christopher Johnson of Bannister Land, Martindale Road, St. Michael, 42-year-old Roland Coward of Salters Land, St. George, 34-year-old Zico Graham of Simmons Land, Rendezvous, Christ Church and 33-year-old Venezuelan national Wilmer Hueto.

Police say on Thursday, April 11, the 4 were intercepted on a vessel, captained by Johnson, about 18 nautical miles south west of South Point, Barbados, which is within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

The vessel was searched and a number of packages containing a vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis weighting 609.1 kilograms and a number packages containing a white substance suspected to be cocaine weighting 68.15 kilograms were found. The total value of the substances is $8,280,300.00 Barbados currency.

The men were jointly arrested and charged for Possession of Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Supply and Trafficking Cocaine, Possession of Cannabis, Trafficking in Cannabis and Possession with Intent to Supply Cannabis.

They appeared before Magistrate Ms. Carolyn Ward-Sargeant at the District ‘B’ Magistrates Court on Thursday and are scheduled to reappear on Thursday, May 2, 2024.

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