18 months for cannabis

COURT TODAY BLOCKA 46-year-old Jamaican driver was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for bringing seven pounds of cannabis into Barbados on Saturday.

Richard Clive Sewel, of Gravel Road, Clarendon, was handed the sentence by Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell at the District ‘B’ Magistrates Court.

When Sewel arrived at the, he cleared Immigration and was interviewed by police on the suspicion that he had drugs.

His suitcase was searched by Customs and a false bottom was found. Inside were 10 packages wrapped in aluminium foil and tape. He later admitted to police at Oistins Police Station that the marijuana was his.

Along with the 18 months for trafficking, Magistrate Smith-Bovell also sentenced him to 18 months for importation and intent to supply. Both terms will run concurrently.

Sewel was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the count of possession.

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