Trinidadian promoter remanded on ganja trafficking charge

A Trinidadian national was yesterday remanded to prison after he was accused of being found with almost two pounds of cannabis.

Cornelius Thomas, a promoter, was read a drug trafficking charge by Magistrate Judy Latchman. It stated that on May 28, at Mandela Avenue, he had 834 grammes (equivalent to 1.8 pounds) of cannabis for trafficking.

Cornelius Thomas

Thomas, who told the court that he was found guilty in Dominica on a fraud matter some time back, pleaded not guilty to the drug charge, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of three years.

There was no objection to bail by the police prosecutor but the magistrate remanded Thomas to prison until June 19, when his next hearing is slated.


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