Jamaican national Alicia Tamara Beckford today pleaded guilty to number of drug related offences.
The 35-year-old woman was charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cannabis as well as importation of counterfeit currency.
Beckford arrived in Barbados on Sunday, January 21, from her homeland via Trinidad and Tobago.
After clearing immigration she was interviewed by police and a subsequent search revealed that she had a condom filled with cannabis concealed in her vagina. She was also in possession of counterfeit currency.
Beckford later passed out 39 packages containing cannabis at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The drugs weighed one kilogram and had an estimated street value of $8000.
When she appeared before Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell today, she was fined $8000 forthwith for the offence of importation of cannabis and was convicted, reprimanded and discharged for the other offences.
She was not required to plea to the offence of possession of counterfeit currency.
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