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Posted: Thursday 9 February, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Sandy Point man fined $200,000 for gun/drug possession

By: Staff Reporter,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A young man from Sandy Point, who was slapped with several gun and drug-related charges in 2015, was recently convicted and ordered by the court to pay a sum of money or face time in jail.


    A press release issued by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force today (Feb. 9) explained that Akile Glasgow “was found guilty of all charges brought against him…and was fined $200,000…”


    The conviction reportedly took place on Tuesday (Feb. 6) and Glasgow was given four months to pay the fine. If he fails to do so, a two-year custodial sentence would be imposed.


    On August 25, 2015, after he had collected a package from KDP Enterprises on Central Street, Glasgow was apprehended by members of the security forces on nearby New Street. Glasgow and the package were taken into police custody. 


    Information which reached SKNVibes suggested that the young man’s apprehension was as a result of an intelligence-led exercise executed by SSU, Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise Department, Drug Squad and SIU members. 


    On the following day, according to a police press release issued then, he was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to supply, importation of cannabis, illegal possession of ammunition and illegal possession of a firearm.


    Today’s press release however lists Glasgow’s charges as being: “Illegal Importation, Possession of controlled drugs, Possession of with intent to supply. He was also charged with Possession of a firearm and ammunition and Importation of a firearm and ammunition”.


    In addition to Glasgow, two other individuals were arrested in the vicinity of KDP Enterprises however, they were subsequently released.   


    Today’s release quotes the Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley suggesting that the conviction is a reminder that the laws of the Federation must be upheld.


    “This conviction is a testament to the results of good work done by the Police and other law enforcement partners. I want to also commend the prosecutors for staying the course in a difficult trial. It sends a clear message that when caught, you will be held accountable and the laws of the Federation will be upheld."


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