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Trucker sentenced to 9 mths @ HMP; Over $97K forfeited

- Norris Dickson was found guilty of proceeds of criminal conduct on November 24, 2020
Trucker Norris Dickson was found guilty by Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo at the Magistrate’s Court on November 24, 2020, and sentenced to 9 months at Her Majesty's Prison (HMP). Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Lower Hope Hill, Tortola, man was on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, sentenced to nine months at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut for proceeds of criminal conduct.

Norris Dickson, the owner of Truck Norris, was found guilty by Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste DaBreo at the Magistrate’s Court.

He had previously pleaded not guilty to the offence but was found guilty at the conclusion of his trial.

Circumstances of the case

Dickson was arrested on June 29, 2018, after he sped past the West End Ferry Terminal without checking in with the immigration authorities.

The court heard that his actions aroused suspicion and he was followed and cornered when he was about to dock at a non-authorised entry dock in West End.

When questioned by Customs and Immigration officers, he explained that he had engine troubles hence he did not stop.

However, during his trial, he told the court he wanted to return to Road Town to check in because that was where he had checked out.

Notably, there were two individuals who were also on board who were not from the [British] Virgin Islands.

He claimed to have no knowledge of the individuals and said he was only giving them a ride.

When asked if he had anything to declare, he said he had $80,000; however, when the money was counted, it amounted to $97,050.

He was subsequently charged for the offence.


During the trial, he tried to legitimise the source of the funds, however, the court felt that there were inconsistencies in his story, and he was not being honest.

The court accordingly found him guilty and ordered that the funds be forfeited to the Crown.

Attorney Stephen R. Daniels represented Dickson.

9 Responses to “Trucker sentenced to 9 mths @ HMP; Over $97K forfeited”

  • Lord (25/11/2020, 07:40) Like (3) Dislike (29) Reply
    Free my boy
  • GG (25/11/2020, 08:42) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    2 years 5 months from the date of the crime to trial?? This is acceptable??? How many are on remand in Prison (still officially innocent) waiting for trials??
  • GG (25/11/2020, 08:46) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Only yesterday I saw him doing trucking
  • Lucifer (25/11/2020, 09:49) Like (25) Dislike (6) Reply
    They need to be lenient on him just because Truck Norris is an absolutely genius name for his vehicle
  • Anne (25/11/2020, 17:15) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    When you do wrong thing you need to go to jail.. Wrong is wrong..
  • Bvi landers (26/11/2020, 03:24) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    All I see only guys from the bvi that get caught doing a crime get bailed for almost two years and when there court date call there sentence is just about 2 years, so they will not spend not even one day in jail, to me that there need to change. Those guy will never change there mind set at all
  • to the government.. (26/11/2020, 10:46) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    if yall would pay your employees and stop over working and under paying them, they wouldn't have to look no other direction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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