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Two Grenadian men freed from drug charges in SVG

Charges against two (2) Grenadians involved in a drug trafficking case have been withdrawn by the authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

According to reports from the neighbouring island, Romario McDonald, 79, and Raheem Rougier, 19, both from Grenada, were initially arrested on May 9 in Petit Bordel, along with Vincent Edwards, 43, a fisherman from Grenada/Petit Bordel.

The trio were charged with possession of 13,620 grams of Cannabis, with the intent to supply and for the purpose of trafficking.

All three men appeared before the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown on Monday, where Edwards pleaded guilty to both charges, however McDonald and Rougier pleaded not guilty and were remanded into custody pending sentencing, which was held on Tuesday.

A press release from the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) on Tuesday announced that the charges against McDonald and Rougier had been withdrawn, but the reasons for the withdrawal were not disclosed.

Meanwhile, Vincent Edwards was fined EC$6,000, and EC$3,000, for the offences, respectively.

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