Saturday 31 October, 2020

St Lucian arrested in Barbados for $100,000 in cocaine

Members of the Royal Barbados Police Force Drug Squad have arrested and charged a St. Lucian national for a number of drug-related offences.

According to police, Johnelle Leeanne Pierre, 23, arrived in Barbados at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Monday, September 25, from St. Lucia. After clearing Immigration, she proceeded to the Arrival Hall to collect her luggage. A police dog from the Canine Unit detected the presence of illegal drugs and a subsequent search by Customs officials revealed seven black packages - each containing cocaine - concealed in false side compartments of her suitcase.

The drugs weighed 2 kgs and have an estimated street value of BBD$100,000.00.

Pierre was subsequently arrested and charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cocaine.

She is expected to appear in the District ‘B’ Magistrates Court on Wednesday, September 27.

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