Duo gets 36 months for drug trafficking
A Jamaican man was jailed for 18 months today, after confessing to trafficking two pounds of cannabis on April 19.
Kevin Anthony Higgins of Marine Park, Portmouth, did so by ingesting 178 packages of marijuana.
The labourer, 28, also pleaded guilty to possession, importation and intent to supply the drugs.
Sergeant Wendell Greenidge told the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court that when Higgins arrived from Jamaica, he cleared Immigration at the Grantley Adams International Airport and was later questioned by police, on suspicion of having drugs.
That was found to be so after he was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and x-rayed. He was admitted and passed the packages on April 25.
He told Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell today that he was bringing it for someone and was to be paid $1 000.
Higgins was also sentenced to 18 months in jail for importation and intent to supply, but those terms will run concurrently.
He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the count of possession.