Posts Tagged "drugs"

Reggae Singer Buju Banton Remains Jailed

Posted by on Nov 3, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Reggae Singer Buju Banton Remains Jailed

By CaribWorldNews.com PROSECUTORS have again blocked attempts to release Jamaican reggae singer Buju BantonĀ  on bail even as a judge approved new conditions for his release. Prosecutors say they plan to appeal the new bail conditions set by U.S. Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli yesterday, even as the judge approved a housing bond and a security company. The new conditions laid out Wednesday include a $300,000 bond secured by the Miami-Dade County home of Stephen Marley, the son of reggae legend Bob Marley and the approval of a security company that also put up a separate $25,000...

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Drugs pair change pleas to guilty ahead of trial

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Drugs pair change pleas to guilty ahead of trial

TWO men, due to stand trial for conspiring to bring almost $1 million worth of drugs into Bermuda have admitted to one of the charges. Kenneth Butterfield, 33, and Kyle Ingham, 25, pleaded guilty this morning to importation of controlled drugs (cannabis and cocaine) between an unknown date and November 2, 2008. A third defendant, Dennis Wright, did not show, prompting Justice Carlisle Greaves to issue a warrant for his arrest. It is understood his sureties will be summoned before the Judge. The drugs were worth $800 thousand on Bermuda’s streets. The cannabis weighed approximately...

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Canadian woman imported almost $2 million in drugs — court told

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Canadian woman imported almost $2 million in drugs — court told

A 46-year-old Canadian woman was charged this morning in Magistrates’ Court with importing $1.7 million dollars worth of cocaine and cannabis into Bermuda. Media reports say that Janet Grant was charged with the offenses. It’s alleged the contraband was concealed inside of her hand-luggage on board an arriving flight at the airport last Thursday. Specifically, Grant allegedly had $1.4 million in heroin, $370 thousand in cocaine, plus an amount of cannabis. She was not required to plea because the case is going to the Supreme Court. She was remanded in custody until November...

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Airport drug busts

Posted by on Oct 23, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Airport drug busts

AN arriving passenger on a commercial flight at the LF Wade International Airport Thursday, was arrested on suspicion of importing drugs. ZBM News reported Friday night the drugs were reportedly found inside of the passenger’s hand luggage. That passenger is currently in Police custody and awaiting a court appearance early next week. In a separate incident, reports have been recived of two Bermudians women being plucked off a Continental Airlines flight at Newark Airport in New Jersey on Thursday. No further information was available.

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Man had eight people stuffed into car; Fisherman charged for possessing fish billy-club

Posted by on Oct 21, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Man had eight people stuffed into car; Fisherman charged for possessing fish billy-club

A Paget man is $70 out of pocket after a Magistrate fined him for pressing eight unrestrained passengers into his car. ZBM radio reported today that Kenneth Williams, 63, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to the charge of Carrying Passengers in an Unlawful Manner, occurring on August 14. According to Prosecutor Tawana Tannock, Police conducted a traffic stop of the man and found six children and one adult in his back seat, plus one adult and a child in the passenger seat. The children were between ages one to 11. Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner struggled to keep a straight face...

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