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Pre-trial hearing for ex-Jamaican cop on US drug charges postponed

Published:Tuesday | September 2, 2014 | 7:12 PM

A pre-trial conference scheduled for today in the United States for former Jamaican policeman Errol Cliff Richards also known as 'Schoolboy Richie' has been postponed.

Richards and his co-accused Ronald Mohammed Noeranie Badloe will now appear before Federal judge Sidney H Stein on September 23.

At that time their attorneys are expected to notify the court of any motions they intend to make on behalf of their clients.

Richards and Badloe are facing charges of Conspiracy to distribute Narcotics, and an attempt to import and export narcotics into and from the United States.

The two are suspected to be at the center of a multinational narcotics operation spanning Trinidad, Columbia, Venezuela, Canada and the United States.

Richards was a feared policeman in downtown Kingston, but was kicked out of the Jamaica Constabulary Force following his arrest, conviction and imprisonment for defrauding an insurance company of $450,000.

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