Convicted drug trafficker Peter Morgan was on Monday released from a United States Federal Prison after completing a ten-year sentence for trafficking.
Stabroek News understands that he has been turned over to US Immigration for possible deportation.
Morgan was sentenced by Judge Edward Korman to ten years in prison back in 2010, after already being incarcerated for three. The Judge explained that his sentence included time served.
At his sentencing, a weeping Morgan had promised to be an advocate against drug trafficking upon his return to Guyana. He had told the court that having seen the consequences of his actions, he would enlighten people who are still involved in the illicit trade about the consequences.
Morgan faced a three-count indictment which accused him of conspiring to import, possess and distribute five kilogrammes of cocaine between December 2001 and August 2003. According to one of the charges Morgan faced, sometime between October 1, 2001 and August 31, 2003, he knowingly and intentionally conspired with David Narine, Susan Narine, Hung-Fung Mar and other persons unknown, to traffic in cocaine by importation
The former auto dealer here, was nabbed in March 2007 in Trinidad by Trinidadian and US authorities while he was in-transit at the airport. He was extradited to the US on August 23, 2007, after he withdrew a last-ditch appeal he had made in the Port of Spain Appellate Court.