3 years jail for US citizen busted with cocaine at CJIA

Antwon Brumfield. [iNews' Photo]

Antwon Brumfield. [iNews' Photo]
Antwon Brumfield. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – United States citizen, Antwon Brumfield of Lot 20 Nandy Park was sentenced to three years imprisonment after pleading guilty to a drug trafficking charge.

Brumfield was also fined $30,000 after he admitted to trafficking 2.568 kilogrammes of cocaine on April 24, at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Timehri, East Bank Demerara.

Police Prosecutor Bharrat Mangru told the court that on the day in question at about 16:00hrs ranks from the narcotic branch of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) were monitoring outgoing passengers on a Caribbean Airlines flight destined to the John F. Kennedy Airport, USA.

Mangru added that the defendant’s luggage was checked and during scanning the ranks observed a bulky package inside of the suitcase. They contacted Brumfield and searched the suitcase in his presence.

Two photo albums were removed from the suitcases and ranks observed that two pages were thicker than another. Further checks were made and the drug was found in the pages.

The Prosecutor added that Brumfield admitted that the drug belonged to him when questioned at the airport and that he was offered US$10,000 to transport the prohibited drug.

When asked by the Chief magistrate if he had anything to say before sentencing, he told the court “I was going through some hard times and I got the job so I took it. I was just trying to make life better for my family”.



  1. “I was going through some hard times and I got the job so I took it. I was just trying to make life better for my family” this drug trafficker explained to the magistrate. Three years in prison is probably what the magistrate is allowed but had he been caught at JFK or any other USA airport he would have been given a longer sentence.
    Did he ask himself, ”what if I get caught?” Can’t imagine that they know the consequences and still they take the risk. It seems as if everyone wants to make life ‘better for my family’ and don’t want to sweat.
    Send him to Mazaruni to sweat in the hot sun


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