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Vincentian among two charged with drug offences

A Vincentian man is due to appear in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court tomorrow accused of attempting to smuggle drugs into the country yesterday.

Police say five packages containing cannabis were discovered concealed in a false compartment of luggage belonging to Augustine Holdin Bruce, 31, after he was cleared by Immigration on arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

Lawmen say he was also in possession of two candles encased in glass, which were broken. Each reportedly contained a package of the illegal drug.

The visitor has been charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of 2.4 pounds of cannabis.

In another matter, Lesanto Oralston Lavine, 28, of Rollins Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael, was yesterday charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking, cultivation of cannabis and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Police, responding to a domestic dispute report at Lavine’s home, seized 32 cannabis plants allegedly discovered growing in his back yard.

According to lawmen, the plants were three feet to six feet in height and were growing in pots and buckets. The 28-year-old was also detained for assaulting his girlfriend and causing her bodily harm.

He expected to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

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