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Drug trial for Canadian duo begins today

Drug trial for Canadian duo begins today

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A trial is scheduled to begin today for a case in which two Canadian residents were apprehended in January this year during a cocaine bust at the ET Joshua Airport.{{more}}

Eron Williams and Paula Robinson were slapped with six drug charges when they appeared before the Serious Offences Court on January 25.

The two were charged that “on 21 January 2016 at the ET Joshua Airport Arnos Vale in St Vincent and the Grenadines and within the first magisterial district had in your possession a controlled drug to wit 2,082 grams of cocaine for the purpose of Drug Trafficking. Contrary to Section 16(1) of the Drug Prevention of Misuse Act, Chapter 284 of the Revised Edition of the Laws of St Vincent and the Grenadines 2009.”

They were also charged that on that said date they had in their possession “2,082 grams of cocaine with intent to supply to another and that between the 6 and 21 of January 2016 did agree with each other that a course of conduct shall be pursued which if the agreement was carried out in accordance or involved the commission of attempt to export.”

Additionally, they were charged that between January 6 and 21 2016 they “did agree with each other that a course of conduct shall be pursued which if the agreement was carried out in accordance with their intentions will necessarily amount to or involve the commission of Drug Trafficking. Contrary to section 310(1)(a) of the Criminal Code Chapter 171 of the Revised Edition of the Laws of St Vincent and the Grenadines 2009.”

However, Robinson was separately charged that she “did attempt to export a controlled drug to wit 2,082 grams of cocaine,” while Williams was charged for possession of three grams of cocaine with intent to supply.

A composite bail was set for the duo in the sum of $90,000 with one surety and they were ordered to surrender all travel documents and stop notices were placed on all ports of exit.

SEARCHLIGHT was reliably informed that Robinson was apprehended while travelling to the United Kingdom on a Canadian passport, when a pat down by security personnel revealed a quantity of cocaine strapped about her waist.(AS)

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