The Central Authority, under the direction of the Attorney General Anand Ramlogan SC, has successfully secured the committal of Desmond Pavy to await extradition to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Pavy, a national of Trinidad and Tobago, is allegedly on the run from the authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines after being convicted for the offences of Possession and Attempted Export of 215 kilograms of marijuana.
Pavy, along with two other Trinidad and Tobago nationals, Jovel Espinoza and Terry Barrister, was sentenced in St. Vincent on 27th March 2013 to nine years each, on the charges of possession and attempted export of controlled drugs.
Pavy unsuccessfully appealed both his sentence and conviction but was dismissed by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court on the 11th February 2013.
On 22nd February 2014, the authorities discovered that Pavy was no longer at the Belle Isle Correctional Facility in St. Vincent. Intelligence reports revealed that he had been identified in Trinidad and a request was immediately made by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines authorities to Trinidad and Tobago officials to detain Pavy under a provisional warrant of arrest.
On 21st March 2014, a Provisional Warrant of Arrest was issued by Acting Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington and Pavy was arrested on 26th March, 2014 by Northern Division Task Force Officers in collaboration with Criminal Gang and Intelligence Unit (CGIU) officers.
Today, Acting Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington, signed the Warrant of Committal remanding Pavy into custody to await his Extradition to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Attorney Jagdeo Singh, instructed by Kylene Deosingh of the Central Authority Unit appeared for the Requesting State.
This marks yet another victory for the Central Authority and the Attorney General in their co-ordination of efforts with regional counterparts in the fight against drug trafficking.
The Attorney General is committed to working with law enforcement agencies in the Caribbean and other international counter-trafficking bodies to confront and fight the scourge of drug trafficking.
Dated: January 21, 2015
MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO