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Some attorneys have taken exception to comments by president of the Barbados Bar Association Rosalind Smith-Millar on one of their own who is facing criminal charges.

While speaking on Starcom Network’s VOB 92.9 FM last Thursday, the Queen’s Counsel said she was “disappointed and unhappy to see a member of the legal profession, former senior police officer and now attorney at law charged with matters as he has been”.

“Generally speaking, we are absolutely against the commission of crime by any person, but most especially by attorneys at law, who know the law and should know better,” she said.

Last Wednesday, attorney George Bennett, 61, of No. 103, 1st Avenue Warners Garden, Christ Church, was charged, along with Guyanese Dharmma Rudradeo, with illegal possession, trafficking and intent to supply 253 kilogrammes of cannabis, worth $2 020 000, allegedly found at Bennett’s residence after a search warrant was executed by members of the Drug Squad on July 30. (RA)

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