Nine years for landing drugs
A Christ Church man was today sentenced to nine years in jail for possession, trafficking and importing 207 kilogrammes of marijuana, three years after he committed the crime.
The sentence was imposed on Asquith King by Justice Maureen Crane-Scott.
The Bournes Land resident had pleaded guilty to the charges back in November last year, but was awaiting sentencing.
King has already spent three years and 58 days on remand in relation to the offences.
He therefore has to remain in jail for a further five years, 307 days on each count. Those terms will run concurrently.
King landed the drugs at Crane Beach, St Philip on January 12, 2012.
Principal Crown Counsel Lancelot Applewaithe prosecuted while attorney-at-law Angella Mitchell-Gittens represented King.