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Khoy Frett wants to deceive the court?

- Has to hand over green card, said it was misplaced
Khoy Frett is the owner of Khoy Mailing Service. Photo: VINO/File
From left to right: Richards, Donovan and Persaud. Photo: VINO/File
From left to right: Richards, Donovan and Persaud. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Valerie Stephens was appalled this morning, June 5, 2012 when she was notified that Khoy Frett, who is facing drug related charges, did not surrender his United States green card and ordered that it be handed over to Police immediately.

The issue came to light when Principal Crown Counsel Tiffany Scatliffe stated that the passport the Virgin Islander gave police had no entry stamps or visa to enter the United States Virgin Islands.

In light of this, Frett's lawyer Stephen Daniels told the court that his client had a green card, which was misplaced. Daniels added that his client only found it sometime last week in his pants pocket. But Magistrate Stephens is of the view that his client was trying to deceive the court, a charge Daniels vehemently claimed is untrue.

Frett, the owner of Khoy's Mailing Service, along with Wilbert Donovan, Suruj Persaud and Gavin Richards are charged with being allegedly concerned in the supply of a controlled drug; importation of a controlled drug; smuggling; unlawful possession of cannabis; being engaged in smuggling and failing to declare upon entry. They have all pleaded not guilty.

According to court records, intelligence from the USVI law enforcement helped Virgin Islands Police and Customs officers to uncover some 2.52 kilogrammes of cannabis on May 18, 2012 at the Baugher’s Bay dock where the said men had arrived on a powerboat from St. John.

Meanwhile, Daniels had made an application to have Frett's passport be handed to him, but when Magistrate Stephens pointed out that Frett did not use his passport, the lawyer replied "his client used both to travel."

Furthermore, he told the court that his client's fiancé was 8 1/2 months pregnant, who had to travel on June 7, to seek medical attention and needed Frett to accompany her. However, now that his passport and green card have been surrendered, Daniels will have to make an application to have one of them returned to the defendant on June 6.

Daniels also disclosed that since Frett cannot travel to St. John himself to pick up his cargo, he has incurred expense totalling $2,190 for the last three trips including renting a vessel and manpower. Additionally, Scatliffe noted that the vessel seized from Frett was not properly registered.

The four men, who are on bail, have to make another court appearance on July 3, 2012.

Donovan and Persaud are also represented by Daniels, while Richards has secured the services of Patrick Thompson.

24 Responses to “Khoy Frett wants to deceive the court? ”

  • Wonder (05/06/2012, 12:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I would think Mr. Frett should have plenty of friends with boats that can do him a favor retreiving mail. $2k plus for 3 trips sounds quite steep considering a rental boat can be had for $350/day. If I were Khoy I'd be rather upset in my friends not helping me and my business out when I need it the most. As a long time customer of Khoy's I would like to continue to offer my support but knowing the steep costs and the financial strain he will likely endure it sounds like his business may be in trouble. I hope some of his family and friends will step up and provide a helping hand. After all we are innocent until proven guilty.
    • he is a good man (05/06/2012, 21:56) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      yea vino he is lying ,he knew he had a green card and whether his girl is pregnant or not she can find a family member to accompany her.................... all good things comes to an end
  • no justice no peace (05/06/2012, 13:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    A green card does not belong to the bvi its the property of the us federal government so why the hell he should give it up?
    • POOR PPL (05/06/2012, 14:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      the us dollars not belongs to uwe lets give it up/..........
      • Because (05/06/2012, 15:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        because it's a travel document. Expatriate workers on bail are asked to hand over their passports. Any passport not issued by the BVI is not the property of the BVI. The purpose behind the court requiring travel documentation be handed in is to restrict the persons movement in and out of the country and thereby avoid people absconding and not facing trial for thier crimes.
      • BREAKING NEWS (05/06/2012, 16:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        LOL, good one!!
    • BIG Bout (06/06/2012, 00:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I see u no justice u really dont have any sense at all. The Green Card is a travel document to enter the USVI and USA The court can seized it u fool. Get some sense in u head.
    • am (07/06/2012, 16:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      you're really a dumd ass, travel document means no matter where you're from it a travel document
  • Notes...... (05/06/2012, 14:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i Am here thinking the same ting?? Why are they asking for his Green Card???????......
    • Precious (05/06/2012, 15:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hint Hint - isn't the green card a travel documents regardless if it belongs to US? I recall reading the news that a lady had to give up her US voters registration card when she was charged for conspiracy charges. So what is the difference?!!!!!
    • hmmmm (05/06/2012, 15:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      because he can travel on it dumb$ss
    • BREAKING NEWS (05/06/2012, 16:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      ALL TRAVEL DOCUMENTS!!! Can't you read?????? He is not suppose to leave the country, a green card will allow hom to leavethe country!!!
  • qc (05/06/2012, 15:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    let my people go from having dem detained for no reason
  • Slap (05/06/2012, 16:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • stating truth (05/06/2012, 16:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wa aryo want the man GREEN CARD FOR?????????????????????????????????????
  • lawarance (05/06/2012, 17:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    When they out to get you they out to get you dem say deeds UK bouys waz watchin he fro long time deman
  • soso (05/06/2012, 19:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    how can i apply for a green card?
  • Fair (05/06/2012, 21:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I believe Khoy is innocent; he is not going to jeopardize his good business by doing something so obviously dumb.
  • Sorely Disappointed (05/06/2012, 22:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    First, I think he needs to arrange to have the mail sent up on the ferry, other couriers do that, this aint time to play big if he going to try to sustain his business while he goes to trial (and we know how quickly justice is served here). second border patrol waiting for him to come in on that green card again the Magistrate won't have to worry....
  • investigator (06/06/2012, 10:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can someone tell me if it's in the B.V.I's constitution or if there's some law in effect that empowers the sitting magistrates to instruct someone who is charged criminally to lodged all travel documents prior to being granted bail.

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