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SVG – Woman to be sentenced for 38kg of cocaine found in Union Island


St. Vincent and the Grenadines (iWitness News) – A Union Island woman is slated to be sentenced today (Thursday) on charges relating to 38,707 grammes (38.7 kgs) of cocaine, allegedly found in a barrel on the southern Grenadine island.

On Wednesday, at the Serious Offences Court, Zipporah John, 32, of Ashton, originally of Barrouallie, pleaded guilty to charges that on April 25, at Union Island, she had the drug in her possession, and that she had it for the purpose of drug trafficking.

The drug was allegedly found in the blue plastic barrel, in which it was brought to court on Wednesday.

At the arraignment, Sergeant Atnel Ash asked the court to adjourn facts and sentencing until today, so that a representative of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution could be present.

Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne said that the facts could be read at yesterday’s arraignment.

However, Connell said that the sentencing should also take place, adding that the DPP has no role in sentencing.

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