Man who imported weed in barrel granted bail

A St Thomas man was granted bail in the sum of $22, 000 with one surety when he appeared before Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on Friday on drug-related offences.

Nineteen-year-old Shaqem Najeen Kadeem Ben Lashley of Welches Lot #2, Gibson Land, Redman’s Village, was arrested by members of the Drug Squad on Thursday, August 10 at Terminal 2, Grantley Adams International Airport.

The police say Lashley made arrangements with another person to conceal cannabis in a barrel of foodstuff imported into Barbados.

During an inspection, officers found the cannabis concealed in 24 cans labelled beans.

Lashley was charged with possession of cannabis, trafficking of cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to supply and importation of cannabis. He is scheduled to reappear in the District ‘B’ Court on August 17. As part of his condition of bail he is to report to District ‘A’ every Monday and Wednesday.

12 Responses to Man who imported weed in barrel granted bail

  1. lester August 12, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    he name long doh

  2. Alex Alleyne August 12, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    All weed bail should be in CASH.

  3. Gillian Skeete
    Gillian Skeete August 12, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Bean cans??? Idiot

  4. Ossie Moore August 12, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Like the bajans say . . . .well ,well , well and stuuuuppppppsssseeeee.

    You can get bail for drugs, gun running and murdering people but yet still they’ll lock you up for stealing a pint a half of white rum.

    The laws of a true 2 x 4 banana republic.

  5. Ossie Moore August 12, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Thw 2 x 4 banana republic where white tourists and white citizens rule.

  6. Ossie Moore August 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    I just did a free advertisement for the Barbados Tourist Board.

  7. Sarifa Patel August 12, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    @ossie Moore your comnent is definetly out of place. The tourist dollar helps to keep many employed by the hotel industry and maybe even members of your family who knows. And by the colour does not make the individual the real person is who lives inside by the spirit. They are good and bad people of all sorts of colour. White comes in various shade, black comes in various shades and the same goes for the yellow race. Talk about the issue of the drugs found. And not the colour. And all human beings are the descendants of two people Adam and Eve. Time for all of us to stop being part of the problem and become part of the solution. We bajans are spending too much time on grumble street leta move to the street thankfulness for whatever we have.

    • Biscuits August 13, 2017 at 12:04 am

      So true…well put.

    • VoR August 13, 2017 at 11:29 pm

      Thank you for this comment. Race is a social construct designed to divide. Science has proven that there is only one race: the human race. Until we get past this black and white nonsense, we will always be stunted in our growth and development as a nation.

  8. Ossie Moore August 12, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Very well said , no one has ever said it better .

  9. jrsmith August 13, 2017 at 9:25 am

    My take on this, which I always say and was always condemn, not only for drugs but for all criminal acts, when bail is given at least 25% of the bail amount should be in cash and if that person is found guilty they lost that money……………………
    Our courts need to to change tact seriously increasing the fines on drugs per kilo , stop locking people up for cannabis , we need if not in place ( a proceeds of crime act,) to seize people homes , cars portions of land and capital in banks, lets see how this will deter the criminals………………………………………………..

  10. Mac August 14, 2017 at 11:16 am

    We already have a proceeds of crime act.
    We also have an untouchables act.


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