French students held with drugs

COURT TODAY BLOCKTwo French students on holiday who tried to smuggle drugs on to their cruise ship wound up before the law courts today.

Daniel Ma Queen Ribe, 19, of St Marie Quartier Bezaudin, Riviere Blanche and 20-year-old Herve Claude Jappont of Cite Beausejour, Bat D, Porte 111, Martinique, both pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis when they appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court.

The two youngsters who needed the help of a court translator, were both fined $300 forthwith.

In revealing the facts, police prosecutor Sergeant Martin Rock said Ribe was caught with one gramme of cannabis worth $5 in his haversack after disembarking the cruise ship to go into Bridgetown.

As he tried to board the vessel, a search revealed the drugs.

Jappont was caught in almost identical fashion, as he too returned to the ship after making a short trip to Bridgetown.

He was found with two grammes of cannabis, which carried a street value of $10.

He was fined $300 forthwith with an alternative of one week in prison.

Both fines were paid.

8 Responses to French students held with drugs

  1. Jeffrey Brathwaite
    Jeffrey Brathwaite March 10, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Zero tolerance is great!

    • Glenn Damon Clarke
      Glenn Damon Clarke March 10, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      This time one man stole millions from barbarians and is out free…zero tolerance?

  2. Kyle Douglas
    Kyle Douglas March 10, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Only fined $300? I wonder how this would’ve played out if they weren’t tourist

  3. Linda Fenty
    Linda Fenty March 10, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Street value $10. fined $300. Should have gotten a kick in the backside as well.

  4. Lawrence Griffith
    Lawrence Griffith March 10, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Just a waste of time and resources. How much did it cost administration cost to prosecute the 2 and get 600 dollars? Just totally madness..

  5. Jema Goodluck
    Jema Goodluck March 10, 2016 at 11:24 am


  6. Lilpatrick Bourne
    Lilpatrick Bourne March 10, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Wow…. a bajan youth normally gets $750 forthwith, hmmm

  7. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty March 10, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I agree with Jeffrey Brathwaite, zero tolerance; nothing more and nothing less.


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