Bail revoked for customs clerk

Margaret Yvonne King will be spending the weekend in jail.

The 48 year-old clerical officer with the Customs and Excise Department had her bail revoked today after police investigations revealed that she had a passport apart from the expired one she surrendered to the Oistins Magistrates’ Court yesterday as part of her conditions for bail.

She did not declare the valid one.

The Harmony Hall, St. Lawrence, Christ Church resident was charged with possession, trafficking, possession with intent to supply, and importation of 29 pounds of cannabis which were allegedly contained in 39 packages.

It is alleged that she visited the Bridgetown Port to clear two barrels. A search by the Customs Officers revealed the illegal narcotic concealed in boxes of foodstuff and detergent. She was subsequently arrested and charged with the drug offences.

King was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 with one surety and ordered to surrender her passport.

She is expected to appear in the District “A” Magistrate Court on Monday. (DS)

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