[Jamaica Observer] – An elderly man who was caught attempting to export two ounces of cocaine in his rectum was fined J$25,000 recently, when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.
Luther McKenzie, 62, through his attorney, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and taking steps to export cocaine, and not guilty to conspiracy.
McKenzie, a dual citizen of Jamaica and England, was nabbed at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, attempting to board a flight to England. The court heard that he had previously been convicted for the same offence.
However, McKenzie, who suffers from kidney problems, could barely stand in court to receive his sentencing.
He was subsequently fined J$5,000 or six months for possession of cocaine, J$10,000 or six months for dealing in cocaine, J$10,000 or six months for taking steps preparatory to export cocaine.
No evidence was offered on the conspiracy charge.