Fond Baron man pleads not guilty in huge drug bust

courtTwenty-five-year-old Kine Nikita Letang, of Fond Baron Loubiere, has pleaded not guilty to two drug trafficking offences at the Magistrates Court in Roseau on January 11, 2016.

Police arrested Letang last week in Tan Tan and he is charged with possession of 4,313 grams of marijuana, with an estimated street value of EC$9,500 and possession of 22,500 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of EC$ 606,500. Combined the illegal substances have an estimated street value of EC$616,000.

The prosecution, led by Sergeant Davidson Cadette, told the court that they were not objecting to bail, however, given the quantum of the drugs and its value, he proposed that bail at EC$200,000.

However, for Letang’s attorney, Joshua Francis told the court that bail was not meant to be “punishment for poor people’s children.” He said that his client had a fixed place of abode and the suggested amount by the prosecution was “way too high.”

He asked that bail be set at EC$50,000 but Magistrate Bernard Pacquette set it at EC$150,000.

At the time of publication, Letang was not yet able to secure proper sureties.

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  1. Face the Facts
    January 12, 2016

    “Bail was not meant as punishment for poor people’s children?” What does he mean?
    If bailed, there should be conditions attached. Is this not a form of punishment prior to the case being called?
    The man’s attorney is bold to tell the Court the bail amount is too high. If he was not caught, consider the amount of money he would make off the streets.
    So what if he has a fixed place of abode. He committed a crime. Fortunate for him bail is set and he may be out on bail but he still has to bear the consequences of his crime. Is he being bailed to go and have a good time?

    • Aggravated much
      September 19, 2016

      I don’t think u know way u speak of. The picked the guy up no where close to where they found their goods.

    • Aggravated much
      September 19, 2016

      I don’t think u know wat u speak of. They picked the guy up no where close to where they found watever goods they found

    January 12, 2016

    these guys are just throwing their lives away. The police force needs to eliminate the source of this cocaine cancer… if Dominicans cannot see what its doing to them and their country then, I dont know what type of future they can expect.

    • Face the Facts
      January 12, 2016

      These drug traffickers are bold? They are aware it is illegal yet they keep trying in the hope they will not be caught and also be acquitted..

  3. tinka
    January 12, 2016

    Certain information here is incorrect!!! And the posters here can be held accountable. Pls get information correctly before spreading bogus news

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