Christopher M. Coke, the Jamaican drug lord, was sentenced on Friday in Manhattan to 23 years in prison, the maximum he faced.
As a result of an investigation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration 25 individuals were indicted by a federal grand jury. The defendants were members and associates of a criminal organization.
The dysfunctional Bahamas legal system was highlighted again when a man charged with selling drugs was released because he told judges that he was only selling the cocaine to pay his medical bills.
For Louis to have gotten himself in the mix with the unsavory types he has been hanging around with in The Bahamas is because he is either bored and looking for a new game to excite himself, or is criminal at heart.
Crime in the Bahamas is skyrocketing and part of the problem is incompetent judges who refuse to punish criminals, especially those who are represented by specific defence lawyers.
The Bahamas and the U.S. renewed their commitment to the fight drug trafficking by amending the Letter of Agreement on Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative.
Five civilians were arrested along with yet another dirty-dealing police officer after Drug Enforcement Unit officers allegedly found drugs, a loaded gun and tools for making counterfeit money.
Thirty-five students from across The Bahamas have been selected as finalists in the Bahamian Youth Expression Against Drugs Competition.
Officials at Her Majesty’s Prison and the Ministry of National Security launched the HMP Challenge Drug Therapy Programme, to “aggressively address” substance abuse amongst the inmate population.