Thursday 2 July, 2020

Trini clerk pleads guilty to trafficking cocaine to Barbados

A 31-year-old El Socorro woman has been remanded into custody in Barbados, after pleading guilty to trafficking $90,000 worth of cocaine to the island.

That's according to a report published in Barbados Today.

Jamilia Kerian Melany Williams appeared in court on Monday. A clerical officer of Thompson Street, she arrived in Barbados on August 8, two days after the official end of Crop Over celebrations. She didn't make it outside the airport as she was stopped at Grantley Adams International after clearing immigration.

She was escorted by police from the arrivals hall to customs where her baggage was searched. Officers reportedly found vacuum-sealed bags, wrapped in black plastic, stitched to the lining of the suitcase. Inside, was a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine, weighing 1.8 kilogrammes.  

Williams was subsequently taken to the Oistins Police Station where she allegedly told police she received the items from a friend at Trincity Mall to handover to someone in Barbados.

She was remanded into custody and will reappear on September 5th.

The woman is represented by Attorney Kashka Hemans. 

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