Berbice duo jailed for trafficking $1.6M worth of ganja
Two men were sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment by the same Magistrate for trafficking 5.3 kilograms of marijuana.
Twenty-year-old Kevon Sandy of Republic Drive, West Canje, Berbice and Prince Todd, of Sandvoort, West Canje, pleaded guilty to trafficking the drug, which had a street value of approximately $1.6 million.
They appeared at the Reliance Magistrate’s Court.
On June 21, drug enforcement officers attached to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) conducted an operation at Sandvoort during which they intercepted the two males. One of them was carrying a bulky salt bag at the time. A subsequent search of the bag revealed three parcels of cannabis.
The two young men were taken to CANU’s Headquarters where the three parcels of ganja when weighed amounted to 5.33 kg.
Both men said it was their first offence and the Magistrate agreed to give them a reduced sentence. (G4)