One of two men slapped with a drug trafficking charge following a Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) bust earlier this week, has been sentenced to three years in jail and fined, following a confession.
Eon Joseph, 33, and Andre Gomes, 60, called Zipper, were arraigned before Cheif Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where they were charged with trafficking of a narcotic.
It is alleged that on October 26, at Craig Street Campbellville, Georgetown, they had in their possession, 2 kilograms of cocaine, which carry a street value of $2 Million.
Joseph pleaded guilty while his co-accused denied the charge. The court heard that the men were arrested on Monday. CANU officers had been conducting an operation in the vicinity of the location mentioned, which is Gomes’ home, and the men were seen in a car parked outside of the house. The court heard that the two parcels containing the “brick” like substance were found in the car and that the men gave caution statements. They were escorted to the CANU Headquarters, Eve Leary.
After Joseph pleaded guilty, he asked the Magistrate to be lenient as he is a poor man and was desperate when he decided to be a part of the illegal affair.
The men were represented by attorney-at-law Siand Dhurjon. Dhurjon made an application for bail for Gomes. However, the man was remanded until November 2. Joseph was fined $3.1 Million and sentenced to three years in jail.