Three non-nationals held with drugs at GAIA
Three non-nationals were found in possession of cannabis at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA).
The trio included two Jamaicans and a Canadian who were charged with the following offences: possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation in connection with over $230,000 worth of cannabis.
The first individual, 20-year-old Serena Daniella Gentles of #7290 Meyer Drive Malton, Mississauga, Ontario Canada, arrived in Barbados Friday 16 August from New York on board JetBlue Airline flight# BB1261 from John F Kennedy Airport.
Gentles was examined by Customs officials and a search of her luggage revealed 47 transparent vacuum sealed packages, each containing a quantity of vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis. The packages were hidden among other items in the suitcase.
The weight of the suspected cannabis was 26.5 kgs with an estimated street value of $212,000 BDS.
The second individual is 32-year-old Annika Andrea Henry, a Jamaican national of Sevens Road, Maypen PO, Clarendon. She arrived in Barbados on board Caribbean Airlines flight BW455 from Jamaica on Friday 16 August. A search of her luggage revealed four vacuum sealed transparent packages concealed within a false side of her suit case, each containing a quantity of vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis.
The weight of the suspected cannabis was 1.8 Kilograms with an estimated street value of $14,512 BDS.
The third individual is 59-year-old Osbourne Dixon, also a Jamaican national of #14 Aretena Place, Queensbury, Kingston 19. He arrived in Barbados from Jamaica on Friday August 2 on board Caribbean Airline flight# BW 455 for a seven day vacation.
After clearing immigration, Dixon was stopped and interviewed by members of the Drug Squad. As a result of that interview, suspicion was aroused that he had ingested a controlled drug. He was arrested and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was detained. He subsequently passed out 53 packages of vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis.
The estimated weight of the drugs was one kilogram with an estimated street value of $8,000 BDS.
They appeared at the District ‘B’ Magistrates Courts today.