Friday 5 June, 2020

Canadian hit with prison term and big fines for cocaine smuggling

A two-year term of imprisonment was among the penalties handed down to a Canadian man who appeared in the St James Parish Court on Tuesday for sentencing on drug charges.

John Edwards was arrested in September 2017 by the Narcotics Police after being caught attempting to export 20 pounds of cocaine to Canada.

In addition to the term of imprisonment, Edwards was also fined $1 million or six months’ imprisonment for possession of cocaine, and $2 million or six months for attempting to export cocaine.

The fine or confinement sentences are to run consecutively to the two-year term if the fines are not paid.

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