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American man fined for heroin found at LPIA

AN American man was fined $1,000 in the Magistrate’s Court Friday after admitting to having nine grams of heroin in his possession.

Jordan Smith, 34, from Indiana, was arrested on Thursday after police found the drugs on him at the Lynden Pindling International Airport.

After Smith pleaded guilty to guilty to the offence, he was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 or risk three months behind bars.

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John 1 month ago

Yes put something in the Public Treasury , then disappear.

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AnObserver 1 month ago

So, smuggle heroin, get a $1,000 fine. Get caught with a much smaller amount of harmless pot, and you go to jail? Our legal system is broken.

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DreamerX 1 month ago

Are you saying the Bahamas should try to imprison and pay the costs to hold for years foreigners who can afford to be their own country's problem?

Someone that has family or means to pay their way home versus requiring cost to the government for repatriation? Make it make sense.

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ThisIsOurs 1 month ago

"Seems" logical to just get rid of them, but a part of giving penalties to foreigners is to also send a signal to other tourists that this country doesnt tolerate that kind of behaviour. If all they get is a small fine and a ticket home, they might ask the judge to be godparent to their first child. The next law breaker in training will say the worst that could happen is they'll send me home. I'd say a large fine or days in jail if they cant pay then send them home. No tourist wants to be one day in Fox Hill. Probably on par with what they do already. Unclear whether this guy spent any time in jail.

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SP 1 month ago

Asinine stupidity reigns supreme in the Bahamas Just last week a poor Bahamian caught with 31 grams of harmless pot was jailed for years.

Foreigners continue getting away serious crimes while Bahamians are harshly charged.

Colonizer mentality to severely punish blacks and slap the wrist of whites is deeply entrenched in our politicians psyche!

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