Kuru Kururu man jailed, fined $2.7M for narco trafficking

first_imgTwenty-eight-year-old Andell Solomon of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, East Bank Demerara, was sentenced to three years in jail and was ordered to pay a .7 million fine by the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Solomon was charged in April after he was caught by Police with 1000 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.On the day in question, Solomon was allegedly travelling in a public minibus, when Police stopped the bus and carried out a routineAndell Solomonsearch. During the search, Solomon was found with a blue haversack which contained the illicit drug.He openly denied the charge during his arraignment, after it was read to him by the Chief Magistrate.Before handing down her sentence, Magistrate McLennan asked Solomon if he wanted to close the case since his lone witness failed to show up and deliver his testimony. Solomon agreed to conclude the matter.He was found guilty as charged by the court, having considered evidence given by the prosecution and the fact he had knowledge of the drug in the haversack.last_img

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