Ex-convict Orin Lewis Boodie, was yesterday sentenced to three years in jail, and fined $100,000 after he was found guilty of trafficking cocaine.
The charge against Boodie states that on July 4, 2014 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri he had in his possession 7.170 kilogrammes of cocaine.
Boodie was convicted for the crime by Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Providence Magistrate’s Court.
Having considered the evidence led by the prosecutor’s witnesses, the Magistrate later sentenced Boodie and fined him for the crime.
The matter was prosecuted by Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford.
Boodie was an outgoing passenger bound for the United States on TravelSpan’s flight V2502, when the scanner detected five tins in the lone piece of luggage which he had checked-in.
Based on information received, CANU officers conducted a search and uncovered five tins; two tins of ghee and three tins of milk, which contained a total of 7.170 kilogrammes of cocaine.
This is the second conviction for Boodie, as he had been previously sentenced in 2006, after pleading guilty to swallowing the illegal substance. He was released in 2008.