Four Guyanese admit to committing drug offences in Barbados

Cocaine being broken up before disposal at sea (CANU officicals file photo)

Barbados Today is reporting that four Guyanese men have pleaded guilty in the High Court in Bridgetown to committing several drug offences back in 2013.

The news agency said that Yagpaul Bhisundial, Berkley Crawford, Carlton LaCaille and Tito Moore admitted to importation, possession and possession with intent to traffic 101. 02 kilogrammes of cannabis and 20.66 kilogrammes of cocaine on October 15, 2013.

Inews understands that Moore, Crawford and LaCaille also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm, but Bhisundial denied the offence.

Barbados Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Anthony Blackman, in presenting the case, said law enforcement officials had received a tip off about the pending shipment and had mounted an operation to intercept the cargo vessel, the Regina, which had left Guyana for Bridgetown.

Blackman further said that though the CARICOM nationals were not known in this jurisdiction, they had given statements to the police detailing their culpability.

According to the report, Crawford, alias Sweet Man from Berbice, told lawmen at the time that someone by the name of Fat Man had received the drugs on the vessel for him and kept them until he retrieved them. He later stored them in his cabin.

Following the presentation of the facts, a pre-sentencing report was ordered on the four men, as well as a report from prison officials about their time spent on remand.

Bhisundial, who is represented by Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim, and his three co-accused who have Samuel Legay as their legal counsel, will return to court on May 15, the report added.




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