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Teenage boy’s mother fined, jailed for cocaine in his suitcase handles

Cora Towler and Ian Griffith. (Kaieteur News photo)

Cora Towler and Ian Griffith. (Kaieteur News photo)

The mother, who was on trial for cocaine in her teenage son’s suitcase handles, has been fine $2.7M and sentenced to three years imprisonment.

Cora Towler appeared late Wednesday afternoon before Magistrate Leron Daly, where she changed her initial not guilty plea to guilty. The woman changed her plea after almost all the evidence had been tendered against her in court.
On September 13, 2016, the 14-year-old, in whose suitcase handles the narcotics were found, had testified against his mother. Under the guidance of Police Prosecutor Bharrat Mangru, the teen in his statement had said that the defendant had admitted to knowing fully what was in the luggage.
Towler was on trial alongside Ian Griffith for possessing of 1.004 kilogrammes of cocaine for trafficking purposes.

The discovery of the drugs was made on August 26, 2016 when the teen, who was awaiting his flight from Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) to New York, was apprehended by ranks of the Police Narcotics Branch.

Demerara Waves Online News understands that Fowler vomited in the courtroom before her sentence was handed down to her.

It is unclear why the accused changed her plea to guilty, but she was ordered to pay a fine of GYD$2, 710, 800.

Meanwhile, the case against Griffith in the same matter remains pending.
  • Col123

    Those indos and their drug economy are catching up with them…they should squeal about the origin of the drugs to see if it pointed to Jaggie….we need a clean economy like the one Grangie proposed….for the better life..

  • Lancelot Brassington

    This woman has the maternal instinct of a pit viper. The little boy’s father or other relatives must have given him moral support to not not hold back anything and to sink the low life, selfish, conniving bitch. She did not give two hoots about what might have befallen the boy.
    I wonder if she is familiar with the jail. She sure has the look.

  • Col123

    It is..I am aware…I just find it comedic in some many ways these mostly young bloggers peddle their bias thoughts ….thinking that the challenges for Guyana did not exist pre 1992!…so I just try to humor them also!

  • Col123

    I told you previously to have your meds adjusted…you letting those indos give you Osu caste folks elevated blood pressure !…you worry too much about which race is qualitative superior… but be warned !…you will blow one of those cerebral vessels one of these days…

  • Col123

    At least you admitted that the drug issue pre dated need to come up with the total number of freedom fighters killed in 22 yrs!..and where are those AK 47s….them boys in our PNC time did get poor during their stint…yeah..they were that stupid!

  • Col123

    Psychologist wannabe???…you have those indo blood in you fighting your osu caste blood… making you hate yourself ….to death…