Surinamese national held on drugs charges
Surinamese national Nadhira Gautamie Echteld has been remanded to prison until May 5, after appearing in court yesterday on eight drugs charges.
Echteld was arrested after arriving at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Sunday. A search of her luggage by Customs personnel revealed two taped packages each containing cannabis.
She was referred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where a package of cocaine was retrieved from her vagina, and later passed out 22 packages containing cocaine weighing 1kg which she had ingested.
Members of the Drug Squad charged Echteld with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply cannabis, trafficking cannabis, importation of cannabis, possession of cocaine, possession with intent to supply cocaine, trafficking cocaine and importation of cocaine.