Trafficker jailed for 4 years, fined $6M

first_img2.2kg cocaine bust…alleged accomplices remandedThree men on Tuesday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts jointly charged for possession of 2.250 kilograms of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.The prosecution is contending that the trio – 33-year-old Mark Gomes, 33-year-old Ryan Fowler and 38-year-old Mohammed (only name) were found with the substance on Thursday last while in the vicinity of Sheriff Street, Georgetown.The court heard that the men were observed by ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit, who were acting on intelligence, which led to the arrest of the men.The men were taken to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters where the substance was handed over to Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), and an investigation was launched.One of the men, Ryan Fowler, told the Court that he would like to accept responsibility for the cocaine. He was sentenced to four years in jail and fined $6 million.Meanwhile, Gomes and Mohammed were remanded to prison.The men are expected to return to court on April 18, 2018.last_img

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