French national Roger Tinard aka Andre Caddoux, who was charged in connection with the seizure of 109.6 kilogrammes of cocaine on a boat in November 2012, re-appeared in the court of Justice Francis Cumberbatch for sufficiency hearing this morning, Friday, March 15 when it was noted that the defendant’s attorney Marcus Foster failed to make an appearance on behalf of his client.
Attorney Shawn Innocent made an appearance “amycus” on behalf of Tinard and the matter was adjourned to allow Innocent time to familiarise himself and provide adequate representation.
Tinard, 68, was arrested on November 6, 2012 at the Rodney Bay Marina after an intelligence-led police team made up of “all operational units” discovered cocaine valued at about EC$2.7 million on a pleasure boat. Tinard was the lone occupant of the boat.
During an extensive search, officers stumbled upon a compartment in the boat believed to be a new fabrication. Police said 100 packages of cocaine wrapped in plastic was discovered when the compartment was opened.
Tinard was charged with importation of a controlled substance, cocaine; possession of a controlled substance; and possession of a controlled substance with intent to supply another.
He will return to court on Friday, April 12, 2013 for continuation of the matter.