Man gets suspended sentence for drug related charge | 08 November 2019
The Supreme Court on Wednesday this week sentenced a Seychellois man, Andre Gustave Uzice, aged 48 years, with last known address being UK, to one year imprisonment suspended for two years in relation to drug offences.
Uzice had pleaded guilty before Judge Melchior Vidot to one of the two charges against him, possession of a controlled drug with intention to traffick (89.2 grammes of herbal cannabis).
In addition to his suspended sentence, Uzice has been fined R8,000 which is to be paid within a period of one month from the date of his conviction. During this time, he is not allowed to leave Seychelles before settling the fine.
Uzice was found by officers of the Anti-Narcotics Bureau (ANB) within the Seychelles Police Force in possession of the mentioned drug at his residence, Sorento (Glacis), on November 23, 2017 and he was arrested.
After his arrest a case was registered against him for prosecution and in April 2018, he was served a summon to appear before the court for the case, which he did not respect, and he fled to the UK. As a result, the ANB had an open warrant for his arrest in Seychelles.
He was arrested on Wednesday this week, a few days after he had returned to Seychelles, and brought before the court for his conviction.