J’cans, Colombians Found Guilty of Smuggling 200lbs of Cocaine


Two Colombians and two Jamaicans were this afternoon found guilty of smuggling 200 pounds of cocaine into the island in 2011.

The Jamaicans are Norman Brown and Dwight White, while the Colombians are Juan Jiminez and Mileth Arreyalos.

The men were found guilty by Resident Magistrate, Pettigrew Collins, for possession of cocaine and trafficking cocaine.

One of the Jamaicans was represented by Oswest Senior Smith.

A Senior Prosecutor from the Office of the DPP, led the crown’s evidence in the matter.

The court was told that on the morning of December 18, 2011, the Police seized 236-pounds of cocaine and arrested the men.

The men were arrested during a joint Police-Military operation about 4-miles off the coast of St Mary.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.