Jamaican man remanded to prison on drug charge in Grenada

By Rumi Samuel Published on March 05, 2022
Jamaican man remanded to prison on drug charge in Grenada

A Jamaican citizen was arrested in Grenada and charged with two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Drug and one count of Attempting to Export a Controlled Drug. He was captured by officers attached to the Drug Squad Unit

The accused is Michael Anthony Burrell, 59, a Jamaican citizen and construction worker residing at Confer, St George.

The charges were laid after a search was conducted at his home and on his person, where the following items were discovered, a black plastic bag containing one pound of cocaine with an estimated street value of $45,454 and two bottles of hair products that tested positive with the presence of cocaine.

Also found was a piece of paper bearing a name, a United Kingdom address, a telephone number and a receipt bearing the name of a local shipping agency. 

On March 2, the accused was taken to the agency, where a large box was retrieved and opened in his presence. The box contained spices, seasonings, cocoa powder, honey, syrup and coffee.  

Upon further inspection of each of the products, a total of 15 packages were concealed within the goods containing 2.33 kilograms of cocaine. The estimated street value is approximately $233,000.

He was also charged by officers attached to the Immigration Department for overstaying his time in the State of Grenada.  

Burrell appeared at the St George’s Magistrate Court today and was remanded to Her Majesty Prison to reappear in court on March 14, 2022.

Rumi Samuel

Rumi Samuel

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