The Brazilian and Colombian men who were arrested after landing a drug-laden aircraft at Mahdia Airstrip, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) earlier this week were both jailed for 12 years each.
Matheus Vinicius Tontes Alberto, 23, and Rodrigues Canon Dandes Estiven, 43, a Colombian national, on Thursday admitted to trafficking 290.2 KG of cocaine and were fined $435,380,640 and sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment, respectively.
Also on Thursday, the men admitted to trafficking 54.6 KG cannabis and were fined $49,171,680 and sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment.
They also pleaded guilty to operating a civil aircraft without airworthiness certificate and were each fined $2,000,000 and sentenced to one year each imprisonment.
Additionally, they were charged and pled guilty to interference with an aircraft and were fined $2,000,000 and jailed for one year each.
They also admitted to operating an aircraft without insurance and were fined $3,000,000 and fined one year imprisonment each.
The men also admitted to having a false or misleading aircraft marking and were both fined $2,000,000 and jailed for one year each. The sentences will run concurrently.