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Immigration officer pleads not guilty to drug charges


Immigration officer pleads not guilty to drug charges

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Adrian Ricardo Beckles will return to court on November 20, 2020.

The 41-year-old immigration officer of Skeete’s Road, Jackman, St Michael pleaded not guilty when he appeared in the District B Magistrates Court which is sitting at the Eric Holder Complex, Horse Hill, St Joseph.

Beckles was charged with possession, trafficking, importation and intent to supply cannabis.

According to police, the accused went to the customs facility at the Grantley Adams International Airport on July 17, 2020 to collect a package, which was searched by Customs Enforcement in his presence.

The package contained two air purifiers and a search of those allegedly revealed 13 packages of cannabis weighing 10.5kgs.

Beckles appeared before Magistrate Alison Burke and was granted bail of $28 000. (SAT)

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