Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Jamaican Drug kingpin Norris ‘Deedo’ Nembhard to forfeit $200m in assets

Some $200m in assets that belonged to convicted drug kingpin, Norris ‘Deedo’ Nembhard, will be forfeited to Jamaica following a Supreme Court ruling on Monday.

He lost a three-year battle to retain his assets that include six high-priced properties in St Ann and nearly a dozen high-end vehicles. In 2004, Nembhard was one of several Jamaicans designated as drug kingpins by then US President George W. Bush.
Nembhard was sentenced to 13 years in prison but was released in August 2015 after serving nine years.

Co-accused Colombian national Luis Miguel Avila Arias indicated that the group used Jamaican waters as a trans-shipment point for cocaine moving from Colombia to the United States.