Police convicted of Drug Trafficking Charges
Constable Valdano Smith and Ex-Corporal Anthony Robinson were found guilty on drug trafficking charges and sentenced on Friday June 28, 2019 to nine months imprisonment or One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) and One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) with two years suspended sentence respectively.
Reports are that on Friday, January 22, 2016, MOCA detectives conducted a sting operation at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) during which cocaine weighing over ten kilograms (10kg) was seized and both men were arrested.
Subsequently, a file was prepared and submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP), who ruled that Constable Smith and Ex-Corporal Robinson be charged for Breaching of the Dangerous Drug Act; the offences include of Possession of Cocaine, Conspiracy to Export Cocaine and Trafficking Cocaine. Both men were brought before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court where the matter was tried and resulted in a guilty verdict.
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