32-year-old Rudolph Muir, of Enterprise, Mahaicony was earlier today fined and jailed for three years after he pleaded guilty to trafficking over one pound of cocaine.
Muir appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he answered to the charge.
The charge alleged that between June 18 and 19 at the Eugene Correia Airport at Ogle, he was found to be in possession of 592 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
The man, who was represented by Attorney-at-Law Nekeisha Persaud, told the Court that he is pleading guilty as he did not wish to waste the Court’s time.
As such, Magistrate Azore handed down a sentence of three years imprisonment and also fined the defendant $1.5 million.
Muir was nabbed at the Ogle Airport and was later transported to the Woodlands hospital where he excreted 72 pellets of cocaine.
At the time of his arrest, the accused was reportedly on his way to Barbados. He told the Court that he was paid US$1,700 to traffic the drugs.