Bermudian jailed in US for smuggling cocaine
A Bermudian man is behind bars in Florida after he tried to smuggle cocaine in his pants as he travelled back to the island.
Micah Jimenez, 40, was jailed after he pleaded guilty to importation of the drug and possession with intent to supply when he appeared at Southern Florida District Court on November 28.
Judge Marcia Cooke sentenced him to serve one year on count one and one day on count two, to be served concurrently.
The court heard earlier that Jimenez, who was stopped in Miami International Airport on his way to Bermuda from the Dominican Republic, had been carrying 295 grams of the drug hidden down the front of his pants.
Jimenez was also ordered to pay $200.
• It is The Royal Gazette’s policy not to allow comments on stories regarding court cases. As we are legally liable for any slanderous or defamatory comments made on our website, this move is for our protection as well as that of our readers.
Soldiers relish hurricane challenge
6am update: Tropical Storm Jerry a threat
Humberto hits farmers hard
Lump-sum pension option coming at last
‘Don’t let your guard down’ for Jerry
Nigel’s 50th proves to be real life-saver
Bermudian-born pair deny terrorism charges
James Ellsworth ‘Al’ Trott (1927-2019)
Caines: Remain in hurricane readiness mode
Take Our Poll