‘Desperate’ Guyanese ends up in Irish prisons for coke
(Irish Examiner) Ireland – A Guyanese father in desperate financial straits has been jailed for three and a half years for smuggling 55 pellets of cocaine into Ireland in his stomach.
Gordon Plass (aged 41) pleaded guilty to possessing nearly 39,000 Euros worth of the drug after he was stopped at Dublin Airport last February and was found to have a suspiciously distended stomach.
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard he had liquidated all his assets to buy the cocaine with the aim of making 5,000 Euros profit here.
His lawyers said he was in financial disaster and took a chance but ended up losing everything.