Escape from NOC proves costly
Three Berbician youths who were serving a one-year sentence at the New Opportunity Corps, and who subsequently escaped from the facility, each received an additional one-year sentence from Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty.
During their period at large, the three youngsters went on a robbery spree, breaking into people’s homes. When they were captured, they all pleaded guilty to the charge.
The teenagers whose ages range between 14 and 15 years, all gave various explanations why they he chose to escape.
One told the magistrate he was unwell, and being forced to work, despite being in poor health.
Prosecutor Oswald Pitt told the court something else. He said that on March 13, last, the three boys requested to use the toilet and used that opportunity to escape.
One of the trio was found and apprehended aboard the M.V. Malali, while the others were found in the vicinity of the Adventure ferry stelling.
Meanwhile, a 21 year-old Troolie Island resident, who was caught by police with 232 grams of narcotics, was refused bail by the magistrate and ordered to return to court on April 1.
Carl Sue was charged with the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. He pleaded not guilty.
According to a police report it is alleged on March 15, at Buck Hall, Sue being in the vicinity of Buck Hall, had a bag in his hand and acted suspiciously after an encounter with the police.
The report further stated that Sue hid the bag under a bridge.