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Bahamian Sentenced to 18 Months Incarceration

Release Date: 
August 28, 2012

West Palm Beach, Fla. - On August 23, Lynx Jones, a Bahamian citizen, was sentenced to 18 months incarceration, 48 months supervised release, and charged a $100 special assessment for violation of Title 21 United States Code, Section 952, Importation of a Controlled Substance, namely marijuana in excess of 100 kilograms.

On April 11, Border Patrol agents assigned to the West Palm Beach Station arrested Lynx Jones, a Bahamian citizen, for smuggling 423 pounds of marijuana from the Bahamas into the United States onboard a small go-fast vessel.

On June 13, Jones pled guilty to one count of Importation of a Controlled Substance.

The case was investigated by the Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations with significant assistance from the CBP Office of Air and Marine and the U.S Coast Guard.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rinku Tribuiani, Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017