Jamaican and two Grenadians Nabbed With Cocaine

DrugMenDrug men (1)The Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is continuing to make some inroads into the flow of illegal drugs in the country.

Officers attached to the squad have swooped down on three persons – one Jamaican national, Osbourne Chambers, and Grenadians Fitzroy Benoit and Clifton Ross for cocaine possession.

The trio are jointly charged with possession and trafficking of a controlled drug and appeared before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill at the No.1 Magistrate’s Court last Friday for possession of half a kilo of Cocaine with a street value of $50,000.00.

Sources told THE NEW TODAY that the drugs were intercepted in a package sent through a local courier service about three weeks ago.

A source who spoke to this newspaper on condition that he was not identified said that the package was about to leave the island when the police officers moved in and seized it.

Chambers and Benoit are being represented by Attorney-at-Law Peter David while Ross has retained the services of Francis Paul.
The Chief Magistrate agreed to grant bail to both Benoit and Ross in the sum of $25,000 each with two sureties.

Benoit and Ross were ordered as part of the bail conditions to surrender all their travel documents and report to the Central Police station on the Carenage every Monday and Friday between the hours of 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.

However, the Police Prosecutor handling the matter objected to bail for Chambers on the basis that he was a non-national and could flee the jurisdiction.

The Jamaican reportedly arrived in Grenada in July just in time for the carnival season and has been residing in Beaulieu.

Chambers was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison at Richmond Hill until his second appearance in court on November 2.

Checks made by this newspaper indicate that the two locals who are from Tempe in St. George’s have no previous convictions.

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