Guyanese fails to pay big drug fine

todays courtA Guyanese man started a three-year jail term today after failing to pay a $150,000 fine for coming into Barbados with two kilos of cocaine strapped to his body.

Alistair Caldie Reid, a 22-year-old storeroom clerk, pleaded guilty to importation, trafficking, possession, and possession with intent to supply, when he appeared in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court.

Chief Magistrate Pamela Beckles had imposed the fine and ordered him to pay up immediately to avoid jail time.

Reid, who is from Guyana’s capital Georgetown, arrived in Barbados last night on a flight from his homeland.

He cleared Immigration and was then interviewed by police.

When Reid was handed over to Customs officials, a search uncovered three packages of cocaine strapped to his thighs.

The man’s explanation to the court was that he was “in deep debt” and had a child on the way, and was promised US$2,000 to bring the drugs into the island.

Reid was fined on the importation charge but was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the remaining three charges.

5 Responses to Guyanese fails to pay big drug fine

  1. Greitcha Smith
    Greitcha Smith January 30, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Stupse so how much is it going to cost of my tax paying money to keep him in Dodds!?

  2. Alex Alleyne January 30, 2015 at 9:40 am

    If the jail term was 10 to 15 years from the outset , he would not have risk it for 2 thousand $. Seeing that Barbados jail terms are small , such persons will take the chance. Increase those years to be spent in jail for hard drugs . Please send a clear message to those who bent on making Barbados a Junkie-town.

  3. Candice Elenor
    Candice Elenor January 30, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Now this is why Barbados is the way it is … we don’t only got problems dealing with our inside issues but Guyanese and Jamacians would not stop bringing nonsense into Bim.. and they got Guyanese right here in New York that would tell me that Bajans don’t like them… it is not that we don’t like you … look at what your people are doing …are they some sort of idiots or some thing?????????????????

  4. Jan Wiggins
    Jan Wiggins January 30, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I wonder if dem so retarded and don’t see or hear bdos news bout dem own ppl getting held at airport wid drugs….still dem keep bringing it

  5. John Nicholls
    John Nicholls January 30, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Deport him when he gets back to Guyana he would face the people who gave him the job. See how good that goes instead or bajan taxpayers having to support him and still sending back when the time is finished


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