Two Jamaicans to pay big for drugs

COURT TODAY BLOCKTwo Jamaican nationals were handed hefty fines when they appeared before Chief Magistrate Pamela Beckles earlier today on four drug charges each.

Monique Magola Robinson, a 33-year-old farmer of Longwood District, Santoy PA, Hanover, was fined $50 000 for importing 2.5 kilogrammes of cannabis, with an alternative of two years in prison.

In a separate matter, 31-year-old Jerome Tobien Burrell Powell, a construction worker from Fustic Grove, Westmoreland, was ordered to pay $60 000, or spend three years behind bars, for importing three kilogrammes of the illegal substance.

Coincidentally, the two drug mules arrived on the same planefrom Jamaica and were both carrying packages of marijuana in the lining of their suitcase.

Neither paid their fines and was therefore remanded to HMP Dodds.

Robinson, a mother of four, apologised to the Oistins Magistrates’ Court, saying she had left her 17-year-old son to look after his three younger siblings until she returned home.

Powell, who revealed that his girlfriend was pregnant, said that a friend of his in Jamaica had introduced him to the idea of bringing drugs here, so he took a chance.

When Powell and Robinson have completed their sentences, or if they opt to pay their fines at any point, they will be handed over to immigration authorities.

6 Responses to Two Jamaicans to pay big for drugs

  1. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett November 5, 2015 at 8:10 am

    I hope the authorities make them work hard for their keeps in Dodds. Two idiots.

  2. David November 5, 2015 at 8:52 am

    This is what CSME is doing to Barbados

  3. Alex Alleyne November 5, 2015 at 10:18 am

    They hear BDS got an “all inclusive” prison call DODDS built a cost of a cool $700. million

  4. BObo The Clown November 5, 2015 at 11:54 am

    The reputation is that getting into Barbados with contraband of any kind is a breeze. These two Jamaicans will be able to tell others so inclined to try that it is not as easy as it at first appeared to be. I suspect that Mirie incident has had a bit of a reason for the high fines . It might be a chance to show that we are not woo zees.

  5. jrsmith November 5, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    What is always being overlook ,who were these people coming to. but I guess we will never know, because the big ones is always protected. the ones who is above the law.

  6. carson c cadogan November 5, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Someone need to tell these Jamaicans that it is not worth it coming to Barbados with drugs. It is destroying not only their lives but also their family lives as well.

    But what I find amazing that none of the big wigs behind these drug importation are ever brought to justice. I am sure that during interrogation the names of the masterminds are revealed but no action is ever taken against them.



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