Barbadian Convicted for Cocaine Smuggling in Jamaica

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A Barbadian national was convicted on Friday, November 17, 2023, for attempting to smuggle a significant quantity of cocaine into the United Kingdom. The arrest and subsequent conviction took place following a security incident at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James.

Kelvin Charles, a 40-year-old carpenter from Bridgetown, Barbados, was apprehended by customs officials on Thursday, October 26. During a routine security screening, officers discovered over 1.8 kilograms of cocaine hidden in false compartments of his luggage. Charles faced multiple charges including possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine, and attempting to export cocaine. During his court appearance at the St James Parish Court, he pleaded guilty to all charges.

The court handed down the following sentences: For possession of cocaine, a fine of $200,000 or six months imprisonment. For attempting to export cocaine, a fine of $400,000 or six months imprisonment. Additionally, a mandatory six months imprisonment was imposed.

Charles was ordered to pay the fines immediately or face a total of 18 months imprisonment. This case highlights the ongoing challenges and stringent measures in place at international borders to combat drug trafficking. It also serves as a reminder of the severe legal consequences of engaging in such illicit activities.

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