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Canadian charged with importing $700,000 of drugs into island

Canadian Alexta Gill has been charged with importing cannabis and cocaine into Bermuda (file photograph).

A Canadian resident has been charged in Magistrates’ Court with importing drugs valued at almost $700,000 into the island.

Alexta Gill, 28, who lives in Scarborough, Ontario, was charged with importing cocaine and cannabis into Bermuda when he appeared in court yesterday. Both alleged offences occurred on or around March 4.

According to prosecutor Carrington Mahoney, the cannabis in question has an estimated value of almost $474,000 and the cocaine has a value of about $201,300.

Since the case must be heard in the Supreme Court, Mr Gill was not required to enter a plea.

Earlier this month, Ngongo-Eric Sampassa, 31, and Radcliff Brown, 54, who also live in Canada, both denied importing cannabis into the island, reportedly about the same time as Mr Gill.

Magistrate Tyrone Chin released Mr Gill on $20,000 bail with a $40,000 surety and ordered him to attend the Hamilton Police Station three days a week.

Mr Gill, who will appear in the Supreme Court on September 1 to be arraigned, was also ordered to surrender all travel documents.

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