Woman remanded for supplying ganja to students of Kuru Kuru college
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A RESIDENT of Kuru Kuru on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway was remanded to prison on Monday after she was accused of supplying marijuana to students of the Kuru Kuru Training College.

Sixty-four-year old Suria Somaria, known as ‘Sheila Gordon’, appeared at the Providence Magistrate’s Court, where she was charged with aiding a juvenile to supply 28 grammes of marijuana to two juveniles of the institution between February 4 and 9, 2017.

According to the information received, Somaria was identified as a single supplier of the illegal drug to the students of the college. The court heard that her home was searched on February 10, 2017 and what appeared to be a freshly dug hole was found in the sand in the back yard.

There police found a large quantity of cash, totaling one million, two thousand and ten dollars, which were found divided in containers throughout the house. A number of cigarette lighters, smoking wrapping paper and tobacco leaves were also found and kept for evidence. No narcotics were found in the said home or on her possession at any time.

The matter was prosecuted by Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Prosecutor, Konyo Sandiford. Somaria was represented by Attorney- at-Law, Mark Waldron.

The matter was adjourned until March 24, 2017.

A release from CANU noted that on February 09, 2017, CANU responded to an invitation by the authorities at the Kuru Kuru Training College. As a result narcotics and stories of pupils’ leisure use of marijuana at the institution were revealed.

According to the release, four males, inclusive of a civilian, a 15-year-old, who has admitted to being the distributor of marijuana to students on campus and three students, who have admitted to being consumers of marijuana – each ranging between the ages of 16 to 20, years old were all detained and escorted to CANU Headquarters, where they and their respective narcotics were weighed and processed.

The release further noted that three of the four young men had nominal quantities of suspected marijuana in their respective possession and one of the three exceeded the statutory amount (over 15g) to qualify for a trafficking offence, which amounted to a total of 20g marijuana.

“CANU, with the cooperation of their respective parents and guardians, along with an official each from the Schools Welfare and the Probation Authorities, obtained statements from the young men with a view to finding the suspected supplier(s),” the release noted.

According to CANU, the four male detainees were released into the care of their parents and guardians, as well as the School’s Welfare and Probation Authorities, pending future monitoring and counselling.

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