Thirtyfive-year-old Eon Le Blanc of Lot 101 Ogle Street, Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD), nabbed at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport (Ogle) on Caricom Day allegedly with pellets of cocaine in his stomach, has been sentenced to 4 years’ imprisonment and fined .1M.
Arraigned on Friday before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly, Le Blanc admitted that between July 3 and 4, 2017, as an outgoing passenger on a LIAT flight destined for Barbados, he had in his possession 774 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
It was related to the court that Le Blanc was observed by Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) ranks sweating profusely and acting in a suspicious manner. He was accordingly questioned, and later taken to a city hospital, where an x-ray showed that he had pellets in his stomach.
La Blanc was made to excrete the pellets, and 774 grams of cocaine were retrieved therefrom. He was subsequently taken to the CANU Headquarters, where he admitted to the offence.
Asked by Magistrate Daly if he had anything to say in his defence, the man simply said, “I am very sorry for what happened.”