Four years imprisonment, $3.5M fine for man nabbed with cocaine


A 44-year-old Lusignan, East Coast Demerara (ECD) resident was on Monday sentenced to four years in jail and fined $3.5 million for trafficking cocaine.

Eduardo Alexander Moore appeared before City Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and admitted to trafficking 2.4 kilogrammes on February 24 at Albert Street, Georgetown.

The Magistrate, after considering the seriousness of the crime and the fact that Moore was a repeat offender, sentenced him to four years imprisonment.  He was also fined $3,573,000.

According to a release from the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU), Moore was nabbed with cocaine in his haversack during a search operation by ranks.

Two bricklike parcels of cocaine worth about $2.3M was found in the haversack.

Previously, in 2019, Moore was arrested and charged for trafficking 117 pounds of marijuana. He was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

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