Jamaica: Businessman’s $130-m cocaine trial delayed

Rohan Cummings, the St James businessman who was arrested and charged in March last year after reportedly being held with US$850,000 ($130-million) worth of cocaine inside a bus he was driving, will have wait until April 28 for the resumption of his trial due to the judge’s unavailability.

Cummings, 55, of Berkshire, Westmoreland, and Cambridge, St James, was given the update on his case when he appeared in the St James Parish Court last Friday.

He had pleaded not guilty to possession of, dealing in, trafficking, and conspiracy to traffic 37.5 pounds of cocaine.

During the brief hearing, presiding Parish Judge Sasha-Marie Smith-Ashley told the court that the judge in charge of the case was unavoidably absent.

As a result, the new date was set for the part-heard case to continue, and Cummings’ bail was extended.

Read more at  https://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/businessmans-130-m-cocaine-trial-delayed/

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