A Dominican is among six men who pleaded guilty in a $1.7-million cocaine bust which took place back in November 2014 in Antigua.
Mathias Greenaway, along with five others originating from Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Antigua, pleaded guilty to the offense earlier this week which has a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.
According to the Antigua Observer, the 1.7 M bust of 50 kg of cocaine was carried out by the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy.
Ramon Brito of Venezuela pleaded guilty to possession and intent to supply the class A drug to other persons; while Eddy Marquez and Erick Gutierrez of Venezuela, Elvi Brito of the Dominican Republic and Greenaway pleaded guilty to possession.
Meanwhile, Antiguan national, Eugene Francis, pleaded guilty to possession and the most serious offence of drug trafficking which, under the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2008, carries a life sentence and/ or a fine of $300,000 dollars.
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