Guyana: Four Guyanese men jailed in St Croix over huge cocaine shipment

Four Guyanese men have been jailed in St Croix, the US Virgin Islands for between 27 and 48 months after pleading guilty in a case pertaining to 3,769 kilos of cocaine which had also raised questions about the performance of anti-drug authorities in Georgetown.

According to a press release on the website of the US Department of Justice,  United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced yesterday that Neville Jeffrey, 70, Mohamed Hoseain, 66, Richard La Cruz, 51, and Mark Anthony Williams, 32, were sentenced to 48 months, 36 months, 30 months and 27 months respectively for possession of cocaine on board a vessel, by District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on March 5, 2019.

The release said that Judge Lewis also sentenced each defendant to two years of supervised release, but ordered that they be deported upon release from incarceration.


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