Custom officer says sorry for drugs
THE FORMER CUSTOMS officer at the Grantley Adams International Airport who was at the centre of a 2002 drug importation ring apologised for betraying the trust of the people of Barbados when he reappeared in the No. 5 Supreme Court yesterday.
“I would like to apologise to the court and to the people of Barbados for my actions, which have been a betrayal of my trust,” said Robert Neville Alleyne.
The 58-year-old, formerly of Diamond Corner, St Peter, and now of Dayrells Road, Christ Church, had earlier in the Sessions admitted trafficking in 47.7 kilos of cannabis, in that he organised the unlawful importation of a controlled drug between May 8 and November 13, 2002.
He also pleaded guilty to engaging in money laundering in that he had US$1 767, Can$295 and BDS$45 242 being the proceeds of crime on November 13, 2002.
Yesterday, attorney Jaydene Thomas mitigated and Principal Crown Counsel Alliston Seale responded.
Justice Maureen Crane-Scott will sentence Alleyne on December 7.