Two Canadian sisters caught with over $200,000 worth of drugs at the Grantley Adams International Airport have been remanded to jail for the next nine days.
Kiyha Calissa Schrouder, 38, and her younger sister Caleece Whitney Schrouder, 31, who arrived on the island on August 5 for a visit, were jailed after the prosecutor Sergeant Cameron Gibbons deemed them a flight risk.
Kiyha, who is unemployed, is accused of importing 18 kilogrammes of cannabis into Barbados as well as possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of the illicit substance, which has a $144,000, estimated street value.
Caleece, a daycare attendant, is separately charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importing 8.7 kilogrammes of cannabis worth $69,600. She is also charged with importation and possession of 12 methamphetamine tablets worth $420.
Their attorney Ajamu Boardi did not make an application for bail for the sisters who were not required to plead given that the charges were allegedly committed in the District ‘B’ jurisdiction.
Their case continues at the Boarded Hall Magistrates’ Court on August 17.