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Robert Vyphuis, a 37-year-old gold miner of Nottinghamshire, Linden, who was arrested on 2022/07/03 after he was busted with over 400 grams of cannabis at Mabura, was earlier this week sentenced to one year imprisonment and fined GY$603,600.
Vyphuis appeared before Magistrate Wanda Fortune at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on July 5th, 2022 where the charges of
*Possession of Narcotics for the Purpose of Trafficking: Contrary to Section 5(1)(a)(i) of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Control Act chapter 10:10 committed on Public Justice* were read to him.
He pleaded guilty and was subsequently sentenced to one year imprisonment together with a fine of GY$603,600.
Vyphuis was arrested on 2022/07/03 about 16:10 hours, after police ranks attached to the Mabura Police Outpost intercepted him infront of the Mabura Police Outpost, on a motorcycle.
A search was carried out on the man’s person and his belongings during which a bulky transparent plastic bag containing a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be narcotic was found on the motorcycle.
The man was arrested and taken along with the cannabis to the Mabura Police Outpost, where the suspected narcotics was weighed and amounted to 402 grams.