A Guyanese man, convicted of importing cocaine to The Bahamas in his body, claimed in court on Friday that he was “tricked” into becoming a drug mule by a Bahamian woman.
Nkrumah Langhorne, 29, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply, conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with the intent to supply, importation of dangerous drugs and possession of dangerous drugs.
According to police reports, Langhorne – who had flown from Jamaica – was taken into custody at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Wednesday, April 11, after he was suspected of smuggling dangerous drugs into The Bahamas.
Between April 11 and 12, Langhorne, while at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), excreted 90 black and white plastic packages of suspected cocaine.
The drugs weighed 2.4 pounds and have an estimated street value of $16,000, police said.
Langhorne, who appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain said, he was told the packages contained “weed” and he only agreed to transport the drugs because he was poor and wanted to take care of his nine-year-old son.
Langhorne said he was to be paid $4,000 for transporting the drugs.
He was sentenced to four years for each of the counts to run currently. Langhorne will also be deported upon his release from the Bahamas Department of Corrections (DOC).