Clarendon man convicted on cocaine charges faces more legal hurdles Loop Jamaica

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A Clarendon man who was fined $1.3 million for cocaine valued at $4 million which was found in his possession, could be facing more legal trouble, as the Financial Investigations Division (FID) is seeking to go after his assets.

Nicholas Graham, a 46-year-old labourer of Lionel Town, Clarendon, appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court on Thursday.

He pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and dealing in cocaine.

Reports are that on July 15, 2019, Graham was driving a black 2009 BMW when he was stopped by members of the narcotics police on a section of Highway 2000 in St Catherine.

He was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time.

During a search of the vehicle, packages of food and condiments containing cocaine weighing six pounds and three ounces were allegedly found, as well as a sum of $300,000.

Graham was subsequently arrested and charged.

After the fine was imposed and paid by one of Graham’s family member on Thursday, the FID made a forfeiture application in the High Court to seize the assets of the convict, including the car which was seized at the time of his arrest.

Graham was released on a $500,000 bond, pending the outcome of the court proceedings in the High Court.

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