A man was today sentenced to five years imprisonment for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking when he made his first court appearance before Magistrate Ann Mc Lenna.
He was also fined $40.5M. Twenty – Five – year old Hadrick Cummings of 23 John Street Campbellville, Georgetown pleaded guilty to the offence.
It is alleged that on August 12 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Timehri, the man had 15 kilograms of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.
According to the police prosecutor, on the day of the incident the accused was at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and made arrangements to export 195 boxes of Ochro and other vegetables. The prosecutor said checks were made by ranks from the Anti Narcotics Unit during which the drugs were discovered in 99 of the boxes that had ochroes.
The court also heard that the cocaine has a street value of $13.5M. When Cummings was given the opportunity to speak, he told the court that his mother is ill and that he had no money to take care of her and as a result, he tried “something” and did not succeed. [Royan Abrams]