Vincentians remanded on cocaine charges in Barbados

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Members of the Drug Squad have formally charged Vincentian nationals Renrick Roger Richards, 29 years and Ramon Rupert Horne 29 years separately (separate cases), with the offences of:

Possession of cocaine; Possession with intent to supply cocaine; Trafficking cocaine; and Importation of cocaine.

On May 31, 2016, both persons arrived in Barbados by air from St. Vincent, and their luggages were separately searched by Customs Officers.  In each of their luggage, ½ kilo of cocaine was discovered hidden in newspaper.  They were referred to the Police for further investigations.

Richards and Horne at the District C Magistrates Court on June 01, 2016, and they pleaded guilty when their cases were heard.  They were each fined $25,000 forthwith and remanded.  They are to reappear on June 15, 2016.

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