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Men charged with importing $219,000 worth of cannabis

Two men have been accused of trying to sell more than $219,000 worth of cannabis.

Melvin Simmons, 51, and Kanhai Armstrong, 36, were charged in Magistrates’ Court yesterday with conspiracy to import cannabis into Bermuda and conspiracy to sell the drug.

The charges were alleged to have happened between an unknown date and August 5, 2020.

Neither men entered a plea because the case must be heard in front of the Supreme Court.

The court heard that 4,392.6g of cannabis was alleged to have been found, as well as an extra 1,775g of cannabis mixed with hemp.

The alleged drugs were said to have a street value of $219,625.

Magistrate Maxanne Anderson released the men, from Pembroke, on $30,000 bail and ordered them to give up their passports.

They will be arraigned in the Supreme Court on May 2.

In a separate case, Herscheo Darrell-Minks pleaded not guilty to possession of cannabis resin with intent to supply and the importation of cannabis into Bermuda.

The incidents were alleged to have happened on March 17.

Mr Darrell-Minks, from Liverpool, was alleged to have had 570.96g of resin with a street value of $51,796.

Ms Anderson released Mr Darrell-Minks on $5,000 bail and adjourned the case until May 9.

She ordered him to surrender his UK and Bermuda passports.

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