Two French students on holiday who tried to smuggle drugs on to their cruise ship wound up before the law courts today.
Daniel Ma Queen Ribe, 19, of St Marie Quartier Bezaudin, Riviere Blanche and 20-year-old Herve Claude Jappont of Cite Beausejour, Bat D, Porte 111, Martinique, both pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis when they appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court.
The two youngsters who needed the help of a court translator, were both fined $300 forthwith.
In revealing the facts, police prosecutor Sergeant Martin Rock said Ribe was caught with one gramme of cannabis worth $5 in his haversack after disembarking the cruise ship to go into Bridgetown.
As he tried to board the vessel, a search revealed the drugs.
Jappont was caught in almost identical fashion, as he too returned to the ship after making a short trip to Bridgetown.
He was found with two grammes of cannabis, which carried a street value of $10.
He was fined $300 forthwith with an alternative of one week in prison.
Both fines were paid.