[Sharingbuttons]The Supreme Court orders $200 million in assets linked to drug king pin Mr.’Deedo’ Nembhard to be forfeited to the Government. Nembhard was arrested in 2004 and was sentenced to 13 years in prison by a US judge in 2009, following his extradition.
The properties he owned were in St Ann and his 11 motor vehicles will be seized as well. It is alleged that these seized assets were bought with the money Nembhard made from drug trafficking.
The convicted drug kingpin did not respond to a claim brought by Jamaica’s Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) in 2011 to the Supreme Court which was a civil recovery claim for forfeiture of properties and motor vehicles owned by him.
He did not respond to the claim , no defense was filed and in August 2016, a default judgment was brought against him for his assets to be given to the state.
He finally filed an application for the court to set aside the default judgment, but it was too late.
Nembhard was among other Drug Kingpins who were caught in 2004. There are allegations that Jamaica is being used by drug pushers as a trans shipment port for drugs that comes from Columbia when it is on it’s way to America.