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Man bailed after admitting to drug trafficking

A man who was arrested after 13 pounds of cannabis was found in a shipment he collected from the airport, was released on $50,000 bail when he appeared in court today.

Anthony Shawn Simmons of Hindsbury Road, St Michael pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation and will return to court on January 20 next year for sentencing.

He was arrested and charged following a police and customs operation at the airport yesterday.

Simmons had gone to clear a shipment of a barbeque grill on a wooden palette from Canada when he was intercepted on a nearby roadway by members of the Drug Squad and taken to the Oistins Police Station.

A search of the palette revealed 12 packages of compressed cannabis hidden inside.

A pre-sentencing report is being prepared while Simmons is out on bail.

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