Lindon Francis, Rahim Francis and Rondel Rogers, all Fishermen of Soubise, St Andrew, and Codel Douglas, a national of Trinidad and Tobago, were arrested and charged on 6 August 2021, following the discovery of 9 kilograms of cocaine at Marquis, St Andrew.
They all pled guilty to their charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Drug. While Douglas pled guilty to his additional charge of Entering the State without the Consent of an Immigration Officer. They were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prisons until 22 October 2021, following which, they are scheduled to return to court for sentencing.
Yacouba Toussaint, 37 years, Farmer of River Sallee, St Patrick, was subsequently charged for Trafficking in a Controlled Drug and Conspiracy to Trafficking in a Controlled Drug in connection with the said seizure. Toussaint was granted bail in the amount of $125,000 with 2 sureties and is scheduled to reappear in court on 22 October 2021.
In an unrelated matter, Yacouba Toussaint was arrested and charged on Wednesday, 20 October 2021, following the discovery of 3 packages of genetically modified Cannabis hidden inside a washing machine compartment that was imported by Toussaint. He was granted bail in the amount of $20,000 with one surety and scheduled to appear in court on 7 December 2021.
Office of Commissioner of Police