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Judgment date set in cocaine 9 case

Sep 26, 2011, 1:31 PM

The Banjul Magistrates’ Court set 12th October 2011 as the date it will deliver judgment in the multi-million dollar cocaine case involving nine foreign nationals.

Principal Magistrate Tabally announced the judgment date during last Friday’s proceedings in the presence of both parties.

The nine accused persons are: Ephriam Micheal Chiduben a Nigerian national, Juan Carlos Sanchez, Eric Bottini, Dose Fermin, Juan Carlos Diaz, and Esteaban Zavala all Venezuelan nationals, George Sanchez a Mexican/Liberian national, as well as Rudy Rasoehamid Gazi and Dennis Wilgo Winter both Dutch nationals.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy to traffic in prohibited drugs, trafficking in drugs, dealing in prohibited drugs, having firearm without authority, importation of firearm without authority, among others.