Seaview Farm man sentenced to seven months in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to transfer

A Seaview Farm man who attempted to clear a shipping barrel that
contained drugs has been sentenced to seven months in His
Majesty’s Prison. 

Anthony Ricardo Goulbourne appeared in the St. John’s Magistrates
Court on Friday, July 14, before a magistrate who heard the facts of
the case and then imposed the sentence.

On Thursday, July 13, the Police arrested and charged Goulbourne
for possession of nine pounds of cannabis, possession with intent to
transfer, and importation of the illegal substance. 

However, when the charges were put to him, he pleaded guilty to
possession with intent to transfer and was sentenced on that count.
The prosecution withdrew the other two charges after he pleaded
not guilty to them.

Goulbourne apparently went to the Antigua Port Authority at the
Deep Water Harbour to clear a barrel, and it was found to contain 12
packages of the controlled drug cannabis. 

He was immediately detained and the barrel confiscated and taken
into custody.

This is not the first time that drugs have been smuggled into the
country via this means; however,  it is the first in quite a while that
someone clearing a barrel with illicit drugs has been arrested and