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Thursday 14 December 2017
Crime and Court

Belmont man on cocaine charge

Nigel Alexander, 38, of Gonzales, Belmont yesterday appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ court charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

The charge alleged that on September 18, Alexander had in his possession 540 grammes of cocaine at Aeropost offices in Marabella.

The office houses an international postal carrier company in Gopaul’s Mall, Gopaul Lands. Senior Magistrate Cherril Ann Antoine told Alexander the charge was laid indicatably and he was not called upon to plead.

Attorney Shane Patience represented Alexander and said that the defendant was deserving of bail because he has no previous convictions, is gainfully employed and has a fixed place of abode.

The magistrate asked prosecutor Cleyon Seedan what was the destination of the cocaine and he said, “Hong Kong.”

Alexander is not charged with attempting to export the drug.

The magistrate granted him $200,000 in bail and adjourned the case to November 3.

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