Sunday 19 January, 2020

Jamaican imprisoned in Guyana; could be in for far more trouble there

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A Jamaican man has been slapped with an 18-month prison sentence in Guyana on forgery charges.

Alfred Wellington was sentenced after a two-year trial.

He was also fined $40,000 or three months’ imprisonment on an overstaying charge, and is also on trial for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking the drugs.

The verdict from the cocaine trial is expected to be delivered on Monday.

Wellington was held on April 2, 2016, reportedly with three pounds of cocaine in his possession.

In respect of forgery, he was accused of conspiring with persons to produce a bogus driver's licence.

In terms of overstaying his time in the country, the allegations were that between 2011 and 2016, Wellington failed to comply with the conditions of a permit that he was originally given, and overstayed the time he was allowed in Guyana.

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