Court: Foreign National Faces Cocaine Charge

August 25, 2015

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 25], 65-year-old Italian national Giovanni Vimercati was charged with conspiring with others to import cocaine into Bermuda, with the Court hearing the cocaine was allegedly in liquid form and soaked into clothes and shoes.

With the help of the interpreter, Mr Vimercati pleaded not guilty to a charge that between a date unknown and 17th August 2015, he conspired with others to import cocaine into Bermuda.

Crown Prosecutor Carrington Mahoney said that the cocaine was allegedly in liquid form that had been soaked into shoes and clothing which had then been dried out; and that this was how it was being transported. He said that Bermuda Police would require two to three weeks to complete a detailed chemical analysis.

The Crown Prosecutor told the Magistrate that Mr Vimercati’s cellphone indicated contacts with Colombia, France, and Bermuda. On arrival in Bermuda, Mr Vimercati had only $200 in his possession and had no fixed address in Bermuda.

Magistrate Archie Warner set 8th September as a Mention date and remanded the Italian citizen into custody until then.

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