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Court orders forfeiture of assets worth millions belonging to convicted drug lord

August 21st, 2018 | Tags:
The Supreme Court has ordered that millions of dollars in assets and properties belonging to Jamaican drug lord Norris 'Deedo' Nembhard should be forfeited to the government. Photo: Internet Source
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Supreme Court has ordered that millions of dollars in assets and properties belonging to Jamaican drug lord Norris 'Deedo' Nembhard should be forfeited to the government.

According to a release from the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service this afternoon, the order was made following a legal battle with Nembhard over the properties.

Nembhard, who was initially sentenced to 13 years in prison on drug charges, spent nine years in a Florida penal facility and was released in 2015.

See release in full:

The Assets Recovery Agency was today successful in resisting an application made by Mr Norris Nembhard to set aside a default judgment that was entered against him in August 2016.

The default judgment arose from a civil recovery claim brought by the Agency in 2011, in which the Agency sought the recovery of several real properties and motor vehicles which were alleged to have been purchased from the proceeds Mr Nembhard's drug trafficking.

Mr Nembhard had been arrested in the year 2004 and extradited to the United States of America to face an indictment which charged him with the offence of conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than 1000 kilograms of marijuana, knowing and intending it to be unlawfully imported into the United States.

 

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