Vincentian national held with drugs, fined $15,000

Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged a Vincentian national for a number of drug related offences which were committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Wednesday, November 15

Akil Xavin Jovanni John, 25, has been charged unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation.

John was interviewed by members of the Drug Squad shortly after his arrival on the island and then referred to customs. During a search of his luggage, 20 packages containing cannabis were found.

He appeared before Magistrate Elwood Watts in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court today where he pleaded guilty to the offences. He was fined $15,000 forthwith or two years in prison for the offence of importation of cannabis; and was convicted reprimanded and discharged for the other offences.

7 Responses to Vincentian national held with drugs, fined $15,000

  1. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley November 16, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Make him pay the fine then deport, refuse entry in future

  2. Antonio Franklyn
    Antonio Franklyn November 16, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    but…is a plant tho….

  3. Lennox hewitt November 16, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Yes but illegal plantso if u got 15.000 get a plant then.

  4. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin November 16, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    So was the fine paid or will he be spend n time at Dodds …
    We can’t afford to continue house n dese criminals…
    Send him back home ..

  5. Rhonda November 16, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    pay a fine then deported…… and allowed to come back after a six-month ban he didn’t kill anyone so he should not be refused entry.

  6. luther thorne November 16, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    It would have to be a plant because nobody in their right senses would attempt to come through the Airport with drugs nowadays.


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