A man who pleaded guilty to cocaine charges was fined when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Monday, April 8.
He is 34-year-old Damian O’Brian, chef of a Williamsfield, Manchester.
O’Brian was arrested and charged Sunday, March 31 at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, after police seized 2.5 kilograms of cocaine found in his luggage. The drug was found after O’Brian arrived on a flight from Trinidad and Tobago. The drug had an estimated street value of J$3-million.
He was charged with Possession of cocaine and importing cocaine. O’Brian pleaded guilty to these charges in court Monday and was fined to J$200,000 or nine months’ imprisonment on each charge.