Jamaica Crime News, St James: A Canadian national who was arrested in September of 2017, for Breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act, was given a Mandatory prison sentence and fined over $3-million, when he appeared in St James parish Court on Tuesday, November 6.
The accused, who has been identified as John Edwards was fined Jamaican $1,000,000 or six months in prison for possession of cocaine, and Jamaican $2,000,000 or six months, on the charges of attempting to export cocaine.
The sentences are to run consecutively to the mandatory sentence if the fines are not paid.
Reports are that in September of 2017, Edwards was held by officers attached to the Narcotics Division, attempting to export cocaine weighing approximately 20 pounds to Canada.
He was arrested and subsequently charged.