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ANB Communiqué Men convicted for drug related charges | 23 August 2019

ANB Communiqué     Men convicted for drug related charges

The Supreme Court has convicted two Seychellois men for drug related charges in two separate cases.

Robin Benjamin Hoareau, aged 41 years of Beau Vallon who worked in a cleaning business, was convicted as follows:

• For trafficking in 82.12 grammes (pure 48.24 grammes) of heroin, to a term of 4 years imprisonment and a fine of R25,000. In default of payment of the fine Hoareau is to serve a term of 6 months imprisonment which would be consecutive to the term of 4 years imprisonment imposed on him.

• For possession of 1.49 grammes of heroin, to a term of 12 months imprisonment.

• For trafficking 49.18 grammes of hashish, to a term of 6 months imprisonment

• For possession of 16.3 grammes of herbal cannabis, to a term of 3 months imprisonment.

Judge Burhan made further order that the terms of imprisonment imposed on Hoareau run concurrently and that the time spent in remand to count towards his sentence.

For this case Hoareau was arrested by officers of the Anti-Narcotics Bureau (ANB) of the Seychelles Police Force at his residence at Beau Vallon on December 3, 2018 with the mentioned drugs found in his possession.

The sentenced was passed on August 13, 2019.

In another case before the Supreme Court on the same day before Judge Burhan, the same Hoareau was sentenced to a term of 2 years imprisonment and a fine of RI0,000 for trafficking in 15.8 grammes (pure 8.85 grammes) of heroin. In default of payment of the fine, Hoareau is to serve a term of 3 months imprisonment which would be consecutive to the term of 2 years imprisonment imposed in this case.

He also received a sentence of 1 month imprisonment for possession of 4.28 grammes of hashish. Similar to his first case, Hoareau was arrested by officers of the ANB of the Seychelles Police Force at his residence at Beau Vallon this time on January 30, 2019 with the mentioned drugs found in his possession.

The second man who was convicted before the Supreme Court by Judge Burhan on August 13, 2019 was Jolene Charles Legaie, aged 36 years, self-employed in a construction business.

Legaie received the following sentences for the following charges:

• Trafficking in 100.21 grammes (pure 61.09 grammes) of heroin, to a term of 4 years imprisonment and a fine of R25,000. In default of payment of the fine, Legaie is to serve a term of 6 months imprisonment which would be consecutive to the term of 4 years imprisonment imposed on him.

• Possession of 0.41 grammes of heroin, to a term of 3 months imprisonment.

• Possession of 16.37 grammes of herbal cannabis, to a term of 1 month imprisonment.

• Possession of 0.24 grammes of hashish, to a term of 2 weeks imprisonment.

Judge Burhan ordered that the terms of imprisonment imposed on Legaie run concurrently and that the time spent in remand to count towards his sentence.

Legaie was arrested by officers of the ANB of the Seychelles Police Force at his residence at Beau Vallon (Canada) on January 10, 2019 with the mentioned drugs found in his possession.

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