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Jamaican national on drugs charges

Jamaican national, Kenneth Shawn Myers, is due to appear in court today on several drugs charges following his arrest at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

Myers, 32, arrived on the island on Friday, and having cleared immigration he was stopped and interviewed by the police.

He was then referred to customs where an examination of his suitcase revealed five packages of cannabis wrapped in brown tape concealed in a false compartment. The drugs weighed 3.4 kg with an estimated street value of Bds $27,200.

Myers was subsequently charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation.

He is expected to appear before the District B Magistrate court today.

7 Responses to Jamaican national on drugs charges

  1. BoboTheClown September 5, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Another fool who thought that he could beat the system.I do believe that quite a few drug runners are getting into Barbados undetected. My reasoning is that so many are caught ,but yet so many more seem to try.This would seem to indicate that because others have made it through our Ports undetected there are those who feel the system could easily be manipulated. Common sense don’t seem to be the only sense missing from a whole lot of people. I wonder how many of these drug mules are actually entering undetected on a regular basis as it would appear to me (and others) as though our Airport is in adequately manned by Custom Inspectors . There don’t appear to be enough Officers on duty to do an adequate job in most cases ,and especially during peak hours. Smugglers know it ,see it and take advantage of it.

  2. Phil September 5, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Does the street value include VAT ? I suggested that 50 % of the fines and bail monies collected from drug related crimes and possession of illegal firearms should be passed on to the BRA to help cover health care instead of imposing further taxes on this already overburdened citizens. While at it, Perhaps our Min. of Finance should look at metered parking in certain commercial areas all over Barbados. That would bring in serious revenue to the treasury. Minister, just think outside the box here. Barbados is 166 sq. Miles and have over 200,000 vehicles on its roads, with new shipments being boastfully advertised almost daily. Listen to VOB every morning around 7:55 a.m. what I wrote will be confirmed.

  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce September 5, 2016 at 10:05 am
  4. Alex Alleyne September 5, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    I remember when there was a time that the street value of drugs was not listed at all. How come that it is listed over and over again . What has change ???????.

  5. seagul September 5, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Barbados is flooded with drugs. Some months ago when two friends of mine were approached to purchase at just about every corner. So I guessed lots of fools have already beaten the crooked system.

  6. jrsmith September 5, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Lots of people who you think in Barbados would not be involve with drugs is smiling and clapping they hands with glee.. We should all see quite clearly how the major criminals is never touched in Barbados, also how drug and guns is entering our sea and airport daily why isn’t anything being done.. just look at certain people life styles …

    One day it will all explode bajans would start to question why certain people is getting hurt….

  7. Smiley September 5, 2016 at 5:36 pm



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