Jamaican Nationals convicted for trafficking Marijuana through CJIA


Jamaican National, Tamara Nicola Douglas. [iNews' Photo]
Jamaican National, Tamara Nicola Douglas. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two Jamaican nationals, who were charged with trafficking over 60 pounds of marijuana at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) April last, were convicted by Magistrate Ann McLennan.

Benjamin Isaiah Carrington, a 27-year-old vendor of Kingston, Jamaica, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment along with a fine of $25.1 million.

Her accomplice, Tamara Nicola Douglas, a 31-year-old hairdresser of Silverstone, Portland, Jamaica, was sentenced to 54 months imprisonment along with a $18.4 million fine.

They both appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on April 23 last and were remanded to prison after they pleaded not guilty to separate charges.

Carrington was charged with having over 33 lbs of Marijuana for the purpose of trafficking on April 21 at the CJIA, Timehri, East Bank Demerara, while Douglas was charged with having 26 lbs.

During their arraignment, the Court heard that the two arrived at the airport on a Fly Jamaica Flight and as they were passing through the scanner, police ranks observed a block-like image in their suitcases.

A physical search was conducted on the pieces of luggage which unearthed the illicit substance contained in transparent plastic bags.


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