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Four plead guilty over $3.4m drugs haul

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Four men pleaded guilty in Supreme Court yesterday to charges relating to the seizure of $3.4 million of drugs.

Carlos Rogers, 42, of Somerset Road, Sandys admitted one count of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

Pembroke resident Shaun Johnson, 28, and Sandys residents 40-year-old Bilal Shakir and 31-year-old Kinole Simons, confessed to handling the controlled drug.

Their co-accused, Kwesi Hollis, 37, of Harlem Heights, Hamilton Parish, pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to import cannabis and possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

Rogers, Johnson, Shakir and Simons were remanded into custody until Friday, when they are expected to return to Supreme Court for sentencing.

Mr Hollis’ $30,000 bail was extended until Friday.

Johnson, Shakir and Simons were arrested on January 21, 2011 after marine police intercepted their boat and brought it to Penhurst Park in Smith’s.

Rogers and Mr Hollis were arrested later that same morning on board the 31ft sloop

Carefree IV, which departed the Dominican Republic for Bermuda 52 days prior.

The ship’s delayed arrival sparked a two-day search by the US Coast Guard.

A joint team of Customs and Police inspect the The Carefree IV shortly after it was seized on January 21, 2011.
Carlos Rogers
Shaun Johnson
Kinole Simons
Bilal Shakir

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Published March 13, 2012 at 9:52 am (Updated March 13, 2012 at 9:52 am)

Four plead guilty over $3.4m drugs haul

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