Two Jamaican businesswomen will be spending the next 18 months at HMP Dodds, after appearing today before Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell in the District ‘B’ Magistrates Court.
In two separate matters, Suelan Yvonne Holness of #22 Keats Avenue, Duhaney Park and Kathy-Ann Natalie Davis of Christiana, Manchester, pleaded guilty to possession, trafficking, intent to supply and importation of marijuana.
The two women were caught with the contraband after arriving here on flights from their homeland. The drugs were discovered after they were searched by Customs officials, who then handed them over
In the case of Holness, who arrived in Barbados on April 27, a package wrapped in transparent plastic was discovered in the underwear she was wearing after she was searched.
After being interviewed by police, she was taken to and admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where she later passed 34 packages of marijuana weighing two pounds.
Davis arrived here yesterday and after her suitcase was searched, two packages of cannabis wrapped with black tape were found in a false compartment. The marijuana weighed four pounds.
Both women were sentenced to 18 months each for trafficking the drug, and 18 more for importing and intending to supply it. The sentences will run concurrently.
The women were convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the possession charges.