‘School Boy Ritchie’ to Face US Trial August 4

A controversial former Jamaican policeman, Errol Richards, is to face trial on drugs charges on August 4 in the United States.

Richards is more popularly known in Jamaica as School Boy Richie.

It’s understood that Richards will be testifying at his trial.

Richards was once a feared policeman who operated in the tough Downtown Kingston area.

He was dismissed from the Constabulary Force a few years ago after being convicted of fraud.

He’s now facing the US District Court in the Southern District of New York on charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics and conspiracy for narcotics importation and exportation.

His co-defendant, is a man known as Ronald Mohammed Noeranie

US Prosecutors say Schoolboy Richie, Mohammed and others conspired to violate the narcotics laws of the United States.

It is further alleged that in 2013, Richards and another man identified only as Badloe attended a meeting in Bogota, Colombia, where he and others discussed the transportation of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine from Venezuela to the US.

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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.