Venezuelans predominate among foreign inmates at BCF

Nineteen foreign nationals are currently in custody at Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF), the majority of them for firearms and drugs related offences, according to information obtained by St Lucia Times.

The group includes 7 Venezuelans, 3 Vincentians, 2 Jamaicans, 2 Martiniquans, 2 Dominicans, 1 Frenchman, 1 national of the Dominican Republic and 1 Barbadian.

Three of the Venezuelans at the BCF are on remand for firearm related offences, two are on remand for money laundering and two are on remand pending extradition, St Lucia Times has learnt.

One Dominican is serving time for possession of cocaine with intent to supply, while one of his compatriots is on remand for possession of cannabis.

Two Jamaicans, one serving 18 months for possession of cocaine with intent to supply and another on remand for sexual intercourse with a minor, are also among the foreign nationals in custody at BCF.

A Barbadian is serving five years for possession of cannabis with intent to supply, while a national of the Dominican Republic is serving five years in jail for driving without a valid permit.

Two nationals of Martinique and one native of France are all serving time for possession of cannabis, a Vincentian is serving seven years for possession of a firearm and ammunition while one of his countrymen is on remand for obtaining property by deception and another is on remand for possession of cannabis.

 

8 Comments

  1. Bella
    August 12, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Oh wow

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  3. Anonymous
    August 12, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    5 years for driving without a permit seems excessive

    1. Anonymous
      August 28, 2017 at 9:57 am

      I agree

  4. Anonymous
    August 12, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Well you should try it in their Country and you’ll find out if it’s excessive or not.

    1. Ray
      August 12, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      In the Dominican Republic driving without a license or permit invokes only a civil penalty. There is no jail time for such things in the Dominican Republic.

      As a matter of fact, it’s common place to give a bribe or pay-off to the police to avoid the civil penalty.
      Works with the regular police but not with the traffic authority police,

  5. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
    August 13, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Free the ones charged for transporting organic herbs.

  6. Realist
    August 13, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Herb is not a drug why sign the charge, the devil turning everything that is good to bad.

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