Canadians know their fate tomorrow

Two Canadian men will know their fates Wednesday after pleading guilty to several drug offences committed at one of this country’s main ports of entry.

Austin Clifford Acheson, 22, and Elvis Hermiz, 20, pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cannabis.

The drugs were found in their luggage after they arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport from Canada on July 2.

Acheson had concealed in a false bottom of his suitcase 26 sealed packages containing the illicit drug, weighing 13.5 pounds and with an estimated street value  of $48,800. Hermiz had 24 packages weighing ten pounds, with an estimated street value of $40,000.

The two men who appeared before Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court Tuesday were remanded to HMP Dodds after the facts of the case were presented by the police prosecutor.

They return before the same magistrate on Wednesday for sentencing.

3 Responses to Canadians know their fate tomorrow

  1. Jason Patel
    Jason Patel July 5, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Send them back don’t put that expense on the tax payers

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  2. Julian Reifer
    Julian Reifer July 5, 2017 at 6:33 am

    They will get a slap on the wrist, go back too Canada, get another passport, another name , and do this crap all over again, they have nothing to fear.

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  3. Alex 3 July 5, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I get that it might cost Barbados to incarcerate this clowns but as one who loves this island and who spends over 10% of my year there and have for over 28 yr. I would like a message sent.
    These people poison the society of this beautiful place and just slapping a small fine and deporting them is not the answer
    Ok if it is one or two ounces for personal use a small fine and being barred from entering for 5 yr is fine although I don’t know why you would because you can get it on the beach any day of the week.
    But in this case these guys are trafficking large quantities and the circumstances are much different.
    As a Canadian I am embarrassed and want them to be made an example of. 5 yr in Dodds would be good and then deport them back to Canada where our authorities can arrest them for violation of our laws. They will be out by the time they are 38-40 yr of age and hopefully wiser. To use a Trumpism lock them up,

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