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One Venezuelan claims gun, another admits he’s the drug dealer

Two of the three Venezuelan men who were jointly charged with possession of an illegal firearm and a large quantity of cocaine have each pleaded guilty to the respective charges.

Appearing before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin via a virtual hearing on October 12 was the accused trio of Franklin Jose Garcia Ramirez, Iglesio Pineda Moises Gonzalez, and Luis Hector Gonzalez.

All three men were jointly charged alongside pregnant 32-year-old Jessica Faronas Farinas, but her matter was adjourned until Tuesday, to allow the court to be updated with a missing charge of either overstaying or illegal entry into the territory.

The three males, in the meantime, are accused of possession of 124.36 kilos of cocaine, possession of the drugs with the intent to supply, and possession of an illegal nine-millimetre handgun.

Moises-Gonzalez was the only one among the three men to plead guilty to both possession of the drugs and possession with the intent to supply.

For the possession of an illegal nine-millimetre handgun, Hector-Gonzalez was the sole person among the accused men to plead guilty.

However, all three men who were all represented by defence attorney Stephen Daniels pleaded guilty to the offence of illegal entry into the British Virgin Islands.

Prosecuting attorney Kael London informed Magistrate Benjamin that the Crown will not be presenting evidence for the ‘not guilty’ pleas.

This means that the charges brought against those who pleaded ‘not guilty’ will now be dismissed.

The offenders will be sentenced on November 9.

READ: How they were apprehended

Also READ: Two Venezuelans fined for overstaying


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  1. Lollipop says:

    Anyone plead guilty to murder or is being charged wth murder?

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  2. Belonger says:

    Treat them like Belongers. Slap their hand, fine them $1000 and tell them not to do it again and send them on their way. Fair is fair. Don’t be racist.

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  3. Lmao says:

    Didn’t these stupes read the sign at the border? The sign says “Crime pays in the BVI as long as you’re a Belonger. All others at your own risk”.

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  4. Norris Turnbull says:

    Belonger and lamo. Stupid are your comments

  5. Miguel Angel Felix says:

    That is why you do business with the Spanish. We look at the charge decided who taking what and keep our mouths shut. The End ….now give me my time and be done with it.

  6. JVD says:

    Only question is how much was the worth of this cocaine this the only place do keep these things a secret

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