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Grenadian nabbed for drugs, illegal entry

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A Grenadian national will be sentenced on Thursday, September 3, after pleading guilty on two separate counts of possession of cannabis and entering the state illegally.

Alvin Henry appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Friday, August 28 and pleaded guilty to possession of 5,653 grams of cannabis, at the Grenadines Wharf on August 27.{{more}}

According to the facts, Henry went to the wharf in the company of a cart operator, when a police officer stationed at one of the gates stopped the cart operator.

The police officer saw a nylon sack in the cart and questioned him about it. The cart operator told the police that it belonged to Henry.

Henry claimed ownership of the sack, and when a search was conducted on it, three taped packages containing the illegal substance were found.

On the charge of entering the state illegally, Henry said he came to St Vincent that same day, but when checks were made, no record of him entering the country was found.

He was taken to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), where he was subsequently charged.

Senior prosecutor Adolphus Delpesche requested a week’s adjournment in the matter, so that Henry’s criminal record could be obtained. (KW)

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