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Man fined $40 000 for cocaine trafficking


Man fined $40 000 for cocaine trafficking

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A CHRIST CHURCH man has until January 31, 2018 to pay a fine of $40 000 or he will spend two years in prison.

David Alphonso Harry, 39, of Bourne’s Land, Silver Sands pleaded guilty to four cocaine-related offences when he appeared in the District “B” Magistrates’ Court today before Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell.

Harry arrived in the island by air from Trinidad on Tuesday and was stopped an interviewed by police.

A search of his luggage revealed two transparent packages containing cocaine concealed within false compartments in a portfolio in his luggage.

A further check revealed three more packages concealed in his underwear.

Police say the cocaine weighed one kilogramme and had an estimated street value of $50 000.

Harry was subsequently arrested and charged for unlawful possession of cocaine, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation.

He was fined $40 000 for the offence of trafficking and convicted, reprimanded and discharged for the other offences.  (PR/NB)