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Posted: Thursday 21 November, 2019 at 11:29 AM

Another man charged with Drug Importation

By: Stanford Conway, SKNVibes.com

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – AS some residents continue to violate the laws of the Federation, Police and Customs on St. Kitts have nabbed another man who attempted to import drugs into into the country.

     

    This time it is a resident of Sandy Point, whose name given by police is Paul Maynard.

    Police reported that on Friday (Nov. 15) they had charged Maynard with Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Supply and Importation of Cannabis.

    He was also charged by the Customs and Excise Department for the offences of Making a False Declaration to Customs, Importation of Cannabis and Concealment of Imported Goods.

    A police statement said that the charges were laid against Maynard after he went to clear a barrel at Customs on Thursday (Nov. 14).

    Reportedly, the barrel was found to have a quantity of cannabis concealed in a bottle, and a subsequent search on his premises by the police resulted in the find of another quantity of cannabis.
     
    Maynard was bailed on Tuesday (Nov. 19) in the sum of $25,000 with two sureties and the condition that he is to report to the Sandy Point Police Station every Friday. 

    He is scheduled to appear at the Basseterre Magistrate’s Court on Monday, January 6, 2020.

    Maynard is the first of two men to be recently charged by both the Police and the Customs and Excise Department for the importation of illicit drugs.

    Police had charged Edmond Cozier of Lamberts Village on Tuesday (Nov. 19) with Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Supply and Importation of Cannabis.

    He was also charged by the Customs and Excise Department for the offences of Making a False Declaration to Customs, Importation of Cannabis, Concealment of Imported Goods and Attempting to Evade a Customs Officer.

    Police reported that Couzier was charged after a package he went to clear at Customs on Monday (Nov. 18) was found to contain a quantity of Cannabis concealed within.
     
    He is currently in police custody.

     
     
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