Canadian drug convict sent packing

A 21-year-old Canadian national was today handed over to immigration authorities after he was caught attempting to enter the country last Sunday with 23 sealed packages of cannabis, concealed in a false bottom in his suitcase.

Andriy Kogut was arrested on arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport and was subsequently charged by police with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply and trafficking.

Today, he appeared before Acting Magistrate Elwood Watts in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to the offences.

He was fined $15, 000 forthwith or two years in prison for the offence of importation, and was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the other offences.

The fine was paid and he was handed over to immigration officers.


6 Responses to Canadian drug convict sent packing

  1. Alex Alleyne December 6, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Now this is what I am talking about . Fifteen thousand dollars , way to go.
    Acting Magistrate Elwood Watts , THANKS.

  2. Jacko December 6, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Interesting!! I wonder how the fine was paid, in cash? (that would mean that he had over the amount of cash ($10,000) he would have had on his person which should have been declared.
    By credit card? Maybe he should have been charged more!!
    By someone stumping up the cash for him? Perhaps he was bringing in the drugs for that person. Investigate him/her!!

  3. BoBoTheClown December 6, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Imagine the stupidity of this ,as the Jamaicans would say “hey fool”.
    Why do some people always think that they can outsmart everyone else on the Planet? I do believe this young man was told or thought that if he brought in the drugs from Canada there is or was little chance of being intercepted because the Custom Officers only concentrated on the likes of Jamaica, Guyana ,Trinidad and other drug source Countries . He was wrong of course. One should realize that Canada produces more Marijuana than probably all the West Indian Islands combine.
    If this youngster thought he had something good going ,he found out that Custom Officers all over the World have as much knowledge and experience to know that drugs come from anywhere and in all forms ,so like some would say ,don’t fool yourself ,they are others out there that think along with you and for you.

  4. helicopter(8P) December 6, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    The Magistrates has final say on these offences so please let all other utterances be void of the matter!

  5. Bob December 6, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    $15,000 for trafficking
    $10,000 for streaking
    $5,000 for attempted murder

  6. Alex Alleyne December 6, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    @Bob, the evidence shown that Life don’t mean anything. You put a person in jail for having a “spliff” but you set a killer free.
    Makes you wonder.


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