Man gets four years, $2M fine for ‘ganja’ in backpack


A 27-year-old Zeelugt Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo man was on Tuesday sentenced to serve four years in jail together with a fine of $2 million after confessing to a drug trafficking charge.

Akeem Archer, a father of four, was sentenced by Magistrate Rhondel Weever at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

During his first court appearance in March, Archer had denied having 2.33 kilograms of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking on March 16, at Lombard Street, Charlestown, Georgetown.

However, during a hearing on Tuesday, Archer opted to plead guilty to the charge after being on remand for three months.

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