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Traffickers off to CCJ


Traffickers off to CCJ

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FOUR CONVICTED drug traffickers whose appeals against stiff jail terms were dismissed last month, have taken their grievances to the region’s highest court, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).

Guyanese Rohan Shastri Rambarran, Gavin Wayne Greene, Lemme Michael Campbell and Somwattie Persaud, four of the six non-nationals convicted in 2009 for a combined 400 years for importing over $6 million in drugs, have filed applications for leave to appeal to the CCJ.

On Monday, March 16, Sir Richard Cheltenham QC, in association with Shelly-Ann
Seecharan filed for Rambarran, protesting that the decision of Barbados’ Court of Appeal in finding that the appeals were “out of time” was wholly wrong.

Sir Richard and Seecharan are also asking the CCJ to direct the local Court of Appeal to hear and determine Ramabarran’s appeal against his conviction and sentence in full. (Coastline Communication)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.