International Drug Case set for April

The high-profile drug case involving local businessman Andre Thomas is now set to commence in early April.

Thomas who is the nephew of the Deputy Political Leader of National United Front (NUF), Ferron Lowe is accused of trafficking cocaine at the St. George’s Port on January 27, 2012, and also exporting cocaine from the Port on the same day.

The amount of cocaine was said to be one kilo with an estimated street value of 75,000 British Pound Sterling.

The drug was allegedly shipped to England.

A high level source told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the cocaine was intercepted by the authorities in England, and the persons for whom it was intended have already been prosecuted there.

The matter against Thomas came up for hearing last week Wednesday but was adjourned by Chief Magistrate, Her Honour, Tamara Gill who announced in court that her attorney-at-law husband, Ruggles Ferguson, now has carriage of the case and the case will have to be transferred to a different person in the St. George’s Number Two Magistrate’s Court.

The senior magistrate scheduled April 2 and 3 as the dates for hearing of the matter.

Provisions are being made to have two overseas-based witnesses from England fly into Grenada to give evidence in the case against Thomas.

The drug accused who was previously denied bail by Magistrate Gill when he first appeared before her last month has been granted bail by the High Court.


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