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Martin Alonso Velez Velasquez and Romaul Benn

Drug accused, Colombian Martin Alonso Velez Velasquez, left, and Vincentian Romaul Benn outside the Serious Offences Court on Monday, July 3, 2023.

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A Colombian, Martin Alonso Velez Velasquez and Vincentian Romaul Benn were, on Monday, remanded to prison for having 31,099 grammes (68lbs) of cannabis in their possession with the intent to supply to another.

The duo allegedly committed the offence at Green Hill on July 1.

The men appeared before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne at the Serious Offences Court, on Monday, and pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutor Station Sergeant of Police Renrick Cato asked the magistrate to remand Velasquez to prison.

He didn’t object to bail for Benn and asked that reporting conditions and that stop notices be placed at all ports entry and exits.

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The magistrate remanded both men to prison and adjourned the matter to July 12 for hearing.

2 replies on “Colombian, Vincy remanded to prison on weed charge ”

  1. Black Kings says:

    Free the men. That good weed now is legal in svg. Nobody shouldn’t be arrested for weed.Stop this crap.

  2. That’s unfair, both men should of remained in prison, now that looks like a racist thing, both men must treat the same, or is there’s something else we don’t know about

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