Bail for two, jail for two

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Two illegal immigrants who were allegedly caught with drugs in Falmouth have been denied bail.
Bertail Roberts and Nicholas Thomas of St. Vincent were remanded to prison on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to transfer, and being concerned in the supply of cocaine.
They also face immigration violation charges for illegally entering Antigua and Barbuda. It was just a few months ago Roberts was deported from Antigua for the same reason.
Meanwhile, two other Vincentians, Glenroy Fitzroy Pierre and Wonderley Lavia, who live in Falmouth, have however been granted bail on drug charges linked to the same law enforcement operation.
They are jointly accused of possession of cannabis and being concerned in the supply of cannabis.
For Pierre and Lavia, Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel granted $12, 000 bail with a cash component of $6,000.
They need two sureties to facilitate their release and, they had to surrender their passports to the court.
Once they meet those requirements, once released, they are to report to the Dockyard Police Station daily and cannot change their address from Falmouth unless the court is given 72 hours notice.
On Tuesday, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a counter-narcotic operation in the Falmouth Area where just over four kilograms of cocaine and a little over two pounds of cannabis were seized from the accused.
Roberts, Thomas, Pierre and Lavia, who are all represented by Michael Archibald, were not asked to plead to the charges at their first court appearance. They return before the magistrate on Monday.

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