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03/30/2009

Drug smugglers sentenced after multi-agency investigation

TAMPA, Fla.- Five Jamaican nationals have been sentenced after pleading guilty to drug-related charges following a joint investigation between several agencies, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Robroy Williams (also known as Spy), 51, Norris Nembhard (also known as Dido), 53, Glenford Williams (also known as Toe), 56, Vivian Dalley (also known as Jungo), 49, and Herbert Henry (also known as Scary), 46, who had been extradited to the United States in July 2008, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to import more than 5 kilograms of cocaine and more than1,000 kilograms of marijuana into the United States.

Robroy Williams also pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine while aboard a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew sentenced the five defendants as follows: Robroy Williams - 30 years in federal prison; Herbert Henry - 14 years in federal prison; Norris Nembhard - 13 years in federal prison; Vivian Dalley - 11 years and four months in federal prison; Glenford Williams - 10 years in federal prison.

"A sentencing is the ultimate culmination of an investigation," said Sue McCormick, special agent in charge of the ICE Tampa Office of Investigations. "It is certainly rewarding for all of the law enforcement agencies and officials involved to see this kind of outcome with such a lofty deterrent to those who might consider an attempt to try and smuggle drugs into the U.S."

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According to court documents, Jamaica serves as a transshipment point for cocaine from Colombia to the United States. Robroy Williams and Nembhard negotiated to accept delivery in Jamaica of loads of cocaine from 600 to 1000 kilograms. "Go-fast" vessels delivered the cocaine landing at various beaches in Jamaica, including Negril and Montego Bay. Small quantities of cocaine from these loads were then sold in Jamaica, with larger quantities going to the United States, by air or sea, often through the Bahamas.

While in Jamaica, the cocaine, as well as large amounts of marijuana and hash oil, was stored in rural stash houses controlled by Robroy Williams and maintained by codefendant Glenford Williams and Ivan Kenneth Huggins (who was sentenced in 2006). To insure safe delivery of the cocaine, Robroy Williams and Nembhard paid members of the Jamaican Constabulary Force, including co-defendant Herbert Henry, to provide security and transportation. Couriers and money changers, including co-defendant Vivian Dalley, returned drug proceeds to Colombia via Jamaica or Panama.

This case is part of “Operation Panama Express” and was investigated by ICE, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and local law enforcement officers in Jamaica. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelley C. Howard-Allen and Special Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey Miller.