Two Christ Church residents today pleaded guilty to several drug offences and were granted bail.
Antoinette Cyrillene Thomas, 36, of McClean Road, Silver Sands, and Roger Orlando Holder, 50, of Apt 3, # 852, Kingsland Crescent, were both arrested at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Saturday.
According to police, Thomas, who was travelling with her two daughters, ages 16 and 10 months, was directed to customs by police after a canine unit on duty flagged her luggage.
During a subsequent search by customs personnel, 18 transparent vacuum-sealed packages, each with cannabis, were found hidden in false bottoms of two suitcases.
Of the 18 packages, 12 were found in a suitcase with her daughter’s name and the remaining six were found in a suitcase bearing her name.
The drugs weighed 9.5 kilos and had an estimated street value of $70, 000.
Customs personnel also searched Holder’s luggage and found 12 sealed packages each with cannabis concealed in a false bottom of two suitcases. The drugs in Holder’s possession weighed 6.3 kilos with an estimated street value of $50, 400.
Today, they appeared before Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell charged separately with unlawful possession, unlawful possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cannabis.
Thomas was granted bail in the amount of $7,500 with one surety, while Holder was released on $5,000 bail with one surety.
However, as part of they bail conditions Thomas and Holder were requested to surrender their passports.
They return to court on January 11.