Dominican is sentenced to 18 months in UK Prison
It has been alleged that a young Dominican female, from the community of Pointe Michel, who was arrested in London’s Gatwick’s airport, for possession of an illegal drug in July 2013, has been sentenced to 18months in prison after being remanded for 3 months.
She will now serve a sentence of a year and three months and is expected to be released by December 2014 or January 2015.
19-year-old Gholda James, a participant in the first Dominica’s Next Super Model show, held earlier this year, arrived there on a Virgin Atlantic flight and was subsequently apprehended for possession of two kilos of cocaine, with a street value of EC $ 300 000 in her luggage.
Ms. James reportedly told the authorities, that she was given a package by someone in Dominica, to deliver in London and that she had no knowledge of what was inside.
Under the current sentencing laws in the United Kingdom, in The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, recommends a maximum sentence of 10 years for possession of Class A drugs, which includes cocaine.