This must be Sunday classics and the joke of the day. Are you reporting that this senior citizen had cocaine in his rectum attempting to export to England yet in Court he could barely stand up due to his kidney problems. By all accounts he will get no jail time even though he has been convicted for the same offence prior. Ofcourse he will ‘cough out’ the J$25,000.00, not pound sterling to avoid prison time.
This is bordered on the ridiculousness by our Courts!!!!!!
62-y-o attempts to export cocaine in rectum
(Jamaica Observer) Sunday, June 28, 2015 | 1:05 PM
Luther McKenzie, 62, through his attorney, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and taking steps to export cocaine, and not guilty to conspiracy.
McKenzie, a dual citizen of Jamaica and England, was nabbed at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, attempting to board a flight to England.
The court heard that he had previously been convicted for the same offence.
However, McKenzie, who suffers from kidney problems, could barely stand in court to receive his sentencing.
He was subsequently fined J$5,000 or six months for possession of cocaine, J$10,000 or six months for dealing in cocaine, J$10,000 or six moths for taking steps preparatory to export cocaine.
No evidence was offered