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COURT: Pregnant woman among Venezuelans charged for gun, drugs

Not the actual accused woman.

A woman who is almost nine months pregnant is among the four Venezuelans jointly charged with multiple serious offences to include possession of an illegal firearm and a large quantity of cocaine.

Their matter was brought before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin via a virtual hearing on Thursday, October 1.

The pregnant 32-year-old — Jessica Faronas Farinas — was the lone female to be jointly charged with Franklin Garcia Ramirez, Pineda Moises Gonzalez, and Hector Gonzalez who were all apprehended at Anderson Hill, Tortola on September 27.

The quartet is accused of possession 124.36 kilos of cocaine, possession of the drugs with the intent to supply, and possession of an illegal nine-millimetre handgun.

The three men are are also accused of illegally entering the territory on a date unknown between January 1 and September 27.

No Immigration-related complaint laid before court for woman

At the time of her appearance, Farinas was neither charged for illegal entry nor overstaying.

When the accused quartet’s attorney, Stephen Daniels inquired about it, Magistrate Benjamin said neither of those Immigration-related offences was presented to the court for Farinas.

However, prosecuting attorney O’Neal Simpson said he has been made to understand that a complaint of overstaying was being laid against her.

The four were subsequently remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison and are scheduled to reappear in court on October 12. But prior to the remand order, attorney Daniels made an appeal to have Farinas remanded at the territory’s Immigration facility since she was an advanced stage of pregnancy.

The court heard that she has a ‘due date’ of October 16.

After considering the defence attorney’s request, Magistrate Benjamin said Farinas would be in good hands at Her Majesty’s Prison, as they are fully capable of addressing any medical issues.

Two Venezuelans charged with overstaying

Meanwhile, two other Venezuelans – 59-year-old Dannys Rodriguez Robles and 55-year-old Emerais Lopez Leiva – who were charged for overstaying — did not have legal representation during their court appearance on Thursday.

They both said they want to procure legal representation before their matter commences.

They were, therefore, remanded until Monday, October 5.

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11 Comments

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  1. Reckless @$$ says:

    She’s very careless with the life of her unborn child

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  2. Vvvv says:

    In humane and non-sense. Be careful how you folks deal with this for what you wish for you might it.

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  3. Wellsaw says:

    We cannot allow these people to come into our country and destroy the fabric of our society like how there’s is destroyed.

    When these people come into a country illegally it is a very serious thing. These people come from a society of violent crime to the highest degree.

    We have our hands full with our own people muchless taking on the social ills of south America. It is believed they can come here do their crime and if caught spend a few weeks in jail and get deported.

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  4. dfd says:

    So… the w3xxx got pregnant? why should I feel sorry?

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  5. lordie says:

    Ayo have some kind ah heart man

  6. Soon says:

    She is going to have the ANCHOR BABY IN THE BVI. NOW, I THINK SHE HAD IT PLANNED TO HAVE THE BABY BORN IN THE BVI, NO PREGNANT WOMAN THAT PREGNANT IS GOING TO SMUGGLE INTO ANOTHER COUNTRY THAT PREGNANT PUTTING YOUR UNBORN CHILD AND YOURSELF AT RISK LIKE THAT. BY THE TIME HER CASE COME UP HER CHILD WOULD ALREADY BE BORN IN THE BVI.

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    • Big scam says:

      You are correct. The are making a mockery if our system. I say send her back let her child be born in her home country. Otherwise,the chicken will come come to roost in the next 18years.

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    • Comment says:

      It doesn’t matter if her children was born here, her children has no rights in this country, this is not America, and even the US is changing their immigration policies.

  7. Www says:

    Why they put a picture of a pregnant woman . The public don’t know what a pregnant woman looks like .

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  8. C** D*** says:

    She will be fine! The host of C** D** P will see to it. She doesn’t let anything happen to her goons.

  9. Lisa says:

    Another mouth for the government to feed and support. BVI laws are not strict enough. Airlines should not allow women in their last trimester to travel.
    Wake up, or you will be left behind.

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