CJIA cocaine bust…tells court “I did it for my kids”A 37-year-old beautician was sentenced to three years imprisonment and fined $1,117,200 when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for trafficking in narcotics.Natasha Blair of Lot 92 Grove Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD), admitted to the charge after it was read to her by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The charge stated that on July 2, 2018, while she was an outgoing passenger at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, EBD, she attempted to smuggle 532 grams of cocaine.The prosecution’s case stated that on July 2, Blair was destined for JFK International Airport when a Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit officer, acting on information received, approached her. She was told of the suspicion but denied.The mother of two was then cautioned and taken to a medical facility where an X-ray revealed foreign objects in her stomach.She was admitted, and subsequently excreted 32 pellets containing suspected cocaine which weighed 322 grams and 210 grams was extracted from her vagina.According to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), Blair used her body to accomplish ‘two risky concealment methods’, that is, ingestion and insertion.Blair’s attorney, Keoma Griffith, in plea of mitigation asked that the court show compassion for his client since it was an unfortunate risk she took while citing that she has an 11-month-old baby.“I’m sorry for causing my family any hurt and pain but I did it for my kids,” a tearful Blair told the Magistrate as she apologised for her crime.Reports indicate that the woman swallowed cocaine pellets and concealed a package of the illicit drugs in her lower extremity.Her 11-month-old daughter, with whom she was travelling when she was intercepted, has since been handed over to her grandmother.Meanwhile, CANU said t they are now in search of the father of the suspect’s child for questioning into the discovery.He has been identified as Sherwin Stoby, called “Kong”. His last know addressed was given as Lot 87 Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Georgetown.
Tir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes:Reserves: Our reserve team played two league games over the past week, and came away with maximum points after hard thought wins over Fulham Irish and Parnells respectively.Last Thursday we played a much younger and athletic Fulham Irish and went in at the break trailing by five points. But the many years of experience and a few extra pounds on our side prevailed in the end with good performances from Hugh Cunningham, Fergus Mc Mahon and Barry McDonagh. Final score TCG 1-13 Fulham Irish 2-5.On Saturday we defeated Parnells in a high scoring affair with our very own “Peter Pan” Maurice Carr finding the onion bag to separate the teams.Best on the day were Niall Gilleece, David Cannon and Declan Alcorn; TCG 2-16 Parnells 2-14.Juniors:The junior team travelled to Coventry last Saturday to play the hosts Roger Casements in the Ann Boyle memorial cup.Although not travelling with a full squad the young guns along with a few minors (water Pistols) fought hard and went down in the end by four points.Many thanks again to the Roger Casements club for the invite and superb hospitality.Fixtures: Tuesday 17th June FL Div3; TCG V Moindearg @ Greenford 7-30pmSat 21st June FL Div3; TCG V Shalloe Pearse @ Greenford 3pmSat 21st RFL, TCG V NLS @ Greenford 4-30pmCondolences: The club would like to pass on our condolences to former player Dermot Gordon, his wife Mercedes and family after the passing by of Mercedes father last week at his home in Zaragoza, Spain. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very difficult time.Lottery:Lotto results for 12/06/2014 Jackpot £2,150Numbers drawn 11-12-14-15, no jackpot winners, £25 lucky dip winners, Sally Lydon, c/o TCG, Colin, c/o Three Wishes, John Mc Grath, c/o TCG, Mick McGlynn, Dunkinelly, CO Donegal. Next draw takes place in the club on Thursday 19th June with a jackpot of £2,200. Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS BEATEN BY ROGER CASEMENTS was last modified: June 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Tir Chonaill Gaels