Friday 22 November, 2019

Man caught with cocaine valuing over $90 million gets 'light' sentence

The man who was held in Caribbean Estate, St Catherine earlier this year with cocaine that had a street value of over $90 million has pleaded guilty to breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

The man identified as 37-year-old Michael Abrahams of Caribbean Estate, St. Catherine was subsequently sentenced for: Possession of Cocaine - $500,000 or 6 months in prison and Dealing in Cocaine - 9 months hard labour suspended for two years when he appeared before the St. Catherine Parish Court last Monday.

The information was released by the Constabulary Communication Unit (CCU).

Abrahams was arrested at his home on Friday, July 7, after detectives from the Narcotics Division conducted a raid at a premises and found Cocaine weighing approximately 70 kilograms. 

He is also committed to appear before the Home Circuit Court on Friday, January 12, 2018, to answer to allegation of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).  Bail was offered to him in the sum of   $300,000.

News of the charges and sentencing have triggered harsh reactions from some social media users.

“Man reportedly gets caught with $90 million worth of cocaine and gets $300,000 bail interesting,” was the comment from one user.

"What sort of a message is such a sentence sending I would want to ask?" another user asked

According to the police, the drug which was valued at $92.8 million was found in 70 rectangular-shaped parcels which were placed inside three large travelling bags and a suitcase.




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