Grenada: $400,000 Fine for 2 Canada Nationals Caught Trafficking Cocaine

Two Canada nationals aged twenty-four and twenty-five, caught at the Maurice Bishop International Airport moments before boarding a Canada bound flight in November last year, have been ordered to pay an immediate fine of $200.000.00 each or spend four years at the Richmond Hill Prisons.

The two, Renee Elecia Ally 24, a waitress from Ontario and Romario Washington Campbell, 23 unemployed male from Ajax Ontario had the sentence of the court handed down on them on Monday by Magistrate Taheria Gellineau at the #2 Magistrate Court in St George’s.

Both individuals, Ally represented by defence counsel Arley Gill and Romario represented by Anslem Clouden pleaded guilty to the charge prior to Monday’s sitting, however at the court on Monday, it was left up to the lawyers to ask for leniency on behalf of their clients, mitigating against a charge that carried a maximum three-million-dollar fine or imprisonment for fifteen years.

The quantity of drugs seized during their capture at the airport was just over 10.5 kilos and carried a street value of one million dollars. According to the laws of Grenada persons found guilty on drug-related charges are liable on conviction to imprisonment and fine up to three times the value of the drug.



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