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March 4, 2014
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J'can among five remanded in Barbados

Andre Williams, STAR Writer

A Jamaican was among five suspects remanded until tomorrow after they appeared in a Barbados magistrate court to answer to four counts of the Dangerous Drug Act.

According to www.thenassau-guardian.com, five men were charged in a magistrate's court on Friday in connection with a major drug bust earlier in the week.

The Jamaican, Onique Ferdinal James, 25, of Iron Shore, appeared along with Barbadians, Leeland Aubrey Curling, 52 of Dove Street, Winton Meadows; Peter Alexander Taylor, 51, of Little Harbour, Mangroave Cay, Andros; William Alexander Curling, 45, of Sea Fan Drive, Sea Breeze Estates; Andrew Augustine, 46, of Clarence Town, Long Island. They appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate, Andrew Forbes.

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The five were charged with conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs; import dangerous drugs; possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply and importation of dangerous drugs.

Reports are that the men conspired to import Indian hemp. Our news team gathered that the men were found with approximately 800 pounds of the drug.

Police said the Drug Enforcement Unit officers along with Defence Force Marines observed several men on a boat offloading several large packages on to a truck.

Upon searching the truck, officers found drugs valuing more than $800,000.

In court, Taylor pleaded guilty to the charges, while the other defendants pleaded not guilty.

THE STAR gathered that none of the men were eligible for bail and that the Jamaican was the only suspect without an attorney.

They are to return to court on March 5.

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