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Guyanese Citizen Sentenced to Prison for Scheme to Import Cocaine to United States


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Authorities in NJ reported that a Guyanese citizen was sentenced to 60 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to import drugs into the United States.

U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced Dennis Edwards, aka “Death,” 38, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman to a superseding information charging him with one count of conspiring to import over 20 kilograms of cocaine into the United States.

According to officials, Judge Hillman imposed the sentence on September 28 in Camden federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, officials stated:

In 2012, officials said, Edwards was part of a criminal conspiracy that arranged to import cocaine into the United States via cruise ship.

Authorities say Edwards was arrested on November 14, 2022, when he arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport after having been deported from the Dominican Republic.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Hillman sentenced Edwards to three years of supervised release, officials say.