Monday 23 September, 2019

Another Jamaican jailed for drug trafficking

Less than 24 hours after a Jamaican was remanded and another sentenced for drug offences, another will, for the next 18 months, have a new address – Her Majesty’s Prison at Dodds in St Philip.

She is Shanice Sherika Smith of Wales District, New Port P.O, Mandeville, Manchester.  She arrived in Barbados on a Caribbean Airlines flight from Kingston on Monday, August 19.

According to Police, a routine check of luggage by the Canine Unit indicated the presence of narcotics on a suitcase, which after further investigation, was found to have belonged to the Smith, who is 22.

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A search revealed four transparent vacuum-sealed packages each containing vegetable matter suspected to be Cannabis concealed within a false compartment of the suitcase.  

The weight of the cannabis was four pounds and carried an estimated street value of BB$16,000.

Smith was subsequently arrested and charged with Possession of Cannabis, Possession with intent to supply, Trafficking and Importation.

When she appeared before Magistrate Laurie-Anne Smith-Bovell at the District ‘B’ magistrates court on Tuesday, she pleaded guilty to all four offences and was fined BB$10,000 forthwith or face 18 months in prison on the Trafficking charge.

With regards to the other three offences, she was convicted, reprimanded and given a discharge.

The fine, having not been paid; she was handed over into the custody of personnel from HMP Dodds. 

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