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Albuoy charged with importing $500,000 of drugs

A 24-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the importation of almost $500,000 worth of drugs.

Edward Albuoy, from Southampton, appeared in Magistrates’ Court on Thursday charged with six drug-related offences.

They included the importation of ecstasy, cannabis and cannabis resin. Mr Albuoy is alleged to have imported 2,956.8 grams of ecstasy, 1,643.4 grams of cannabis and 12,095 grams of cannabis resin.

He was also charged with two counts of conversion or transfer of criminal property.

The court heard that the total street value of the drugs was estimated at $498,250.

The offences are alleged to have been committed last September.

Mr Albuoy did not have to enter a plea because the case must be heard in Supreme Court.

He was released on bail of $150,000 for a further appearance on May 1.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo ordered the defendant to hand over his passport and not to leave Bermuda without notifying the court.

Mr Albuoy must also report to Hamilton Police Station three times a week.

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