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Two charged with heroin importation

A pair of defendants were sent to Supreme Court after they were accused of a conspiracy to smuggle $173,000 worth of drugs into Bermuda.

Tyrone Burchall, 48, and Angela Simmons, 55, were charged in Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday with two counts of conspiracy with others to import heroin.

The offences were alleged to have happened between an unknown date and October 3 last year.

Mr Burchall, from Southampton, and Ms Simmons, from Devonshire, are alleged to have attempted to bring in a total of 259.5 grams of heroin.

They did not enter pleas as the case must be heard in the Supreme Court.

Magistrate Tyrone Chin adjourned the case until the Supreme Court arraignments session on January 4 and released the two on $10,000 bail each.

He ordered them to report to Hamilton Police Station twice a week and to surrender their passports.

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