Little Dix Hill resident Tambu Frett was given a two-year custodial sentence and a $12,000 fine for smuggling USVI resident Bryan Bolan into the territory on April 3.
Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards handed down her sentence via Zoom on Friday.
If Frett fails to pay the fine, he will spend six months at the adult penitentiary.
Frett was also slapped with a nine month-custodial sentence and $1,000 fine for the Illegal Entry charge. If he fails to pay the fine, he will serve a default sentence of two months in prison.
For the final offence of Breach of Curfew, he was given a 50-day prison term plus a $1,000 fine. Failure to pay that sum will result in the offender spending another two months in prison.
Magistrate Richards ordered that the prison sentences run concurrently. As for the default sentences associated with any non-payment of fines, the magistrate said those would run consecutively.
The court heard that the 30 Whatsapp messages which implicate Frett in a larger smuggling operation were taken into consideration for the sentencing.
Frett had previously pleaded guilty to Smuggling, Illegal Entry and Breach of Curfew. His co-accused Bolan is already serving his time in prison for the offences of Illegal Entry and Breach of curfew.
Attorney Leroy Jones represented Frett.
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