12 years starting point for traffickers

The failed attempt by two Tobagonians to land almost $800 000 worth of cannabis into Barbados two years ago earned them a starting sentence of 12 years in prison when they reappeared in the No. 2 Supreme Court yesterday.

Anton James, of Golden Lane, Seaview, Tobago, and Krysten Trim, of Bon Accord Main Road, Tobago, had admitted, at an earlier Session of the Continuous Sittings, that within the island’s territorial waters, they had 193.65 kilogrammes/426.92 pounds of cannabis in their possession; that they had a traffickable quantity of the drug and that they imported it, all on February 15, 2021.

At the time, the drugs had an estimated street value of $774 600.

They were represented by Senior Counsel Andrew Pilgrim and attorneys Latisha Springer and Rashida Edwards. Senior State Counsel Rudolph Burnett appeared for the prosecution. (HLE)

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