Five firearms discovered in food barrel

A 29-year-old woman is due to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court this morning after she was nabbed at the Bridgetown Port last Thursday on two firearm offences.

Skye Yasmin Lecreta Murray of Perry Gap, Roebuck Street,  St Michael reportedly went to the Bridgetown Port to clear a barrel labelled personal effects. During a search by Customs officers, five disassembled firearms were discovered concealed among food stuff in the barrel.

The matter was reported to the police and Murray was taken into custody and subsequently arrested and formally charged with importation and possession of firearms.


81 Responses to Five firearms discovered in food barrel

  1. Jus Breezy
    Jus Breezy December 19, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Cuh dear, somebody set her up

  2. Arrundell Franklyn
    Arrundell Franklyn December 19, 2016 at 8:02 am

    why people feel they can fool the system

  3. Arrundell Franklyn
    Arrundell Franklyn December 19, 2016 at 8:03 am

    lock her up for a long time

  4. Lola De Palma
    Lola De Palma December 19, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Now every barrel will get search.

  5. Fry Head
    Fry Head December 19, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Can’t say that can be wrong in so many ways who say she wasn’t set up r someone packed it in there without he knowing same way how u go to the airport and some on switch your bag and u don’t know

    • Kay Critchlow
      Kay Critchlow December 19, 2016 at 8:14 am

      Funny I been travelling 30 odd years nobody ever gets near my bag to put something in it.

    • Fry Head
      Fry Head December 19, 2016 at 8:21 am

      That’s u how many other people on planet earth just cause it over happened to u doesn’t mean it don’t happen

  6. Brown Angel
    Brown Angel December 19, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Them just making it harder for other people … I would hate think that someone set her up.

    • Chen Griffith
      Chen Griffith December 19, 2016 at 8:14 am

      I would really hate to think that, but that is why I don’t take back nothing from anyone unless I search it first, and telling someone yea it’s ok to put something in my barrel and idk wa it is…nope. I hope the truth comes to light

    • Brown Angel
      Brown Angel December 19, 2016 at 8:27 am

      So true only my mum can send me stuff Chen Griffith

  7. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett December 19, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Smh,now more scrutiny for the innocent

  8. Tony Webster December 19, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Well done to Customs and R.B.P.F.!!
    Random searches of the intensive kind….(mebbe wid a metal detector wand handy too) would raise the ante on this social demon…assuming these cases would reach Court and sentences handed down before Methusula’s 500th birthday.

  9. Keith Forde
    Keith Forde December 19, 2016 at 8:18 am


    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner December 19, 2016 at 9:43 am

      Maybe she previously got through illegal stuff before but this time her luck run out.Don ‘t sound like her first ltime at de rodeo or either she dumb as a bag of bricks .

    • GoodGirl GoneBad
      GoodGirl GoneBad December 19, 2016 at 10:25 am

      She ain’t the brightest bulb in the pack.

  10. Adrian Allison
    Adrian Allison December 19, 2016 at 8:25 am

    This is the perfect way to set up someone.

    Unless you are the one packing a barrel at the source you are taking a big gamble collecting a barrel at the port.

    I think a good lawyer can create enough doubt in the mind of a jury because if I was a juror and she wasn’t present at the source there is no way in clear conscience I could find her guilty.

    • Hunte Omar
      Hunte Omar December 19, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      That is total nonsense, given that she is not the only person that brings in barrels from overseas.

  11. Lo Turner
    Lo Turner December 19, 2016 at 8:29 am


  12. Pauline Lowe
    Pauline Lowe December 19, 2016 at 8:48 am


  13. Hugh Roberta Ferguson
    Hugh Roberta Ferguson December 19, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Well done…Everything that is imported needs the XRAY check…The GUNS imports must be stopped, & those who do, need to be penalized more than a slap for it…Should be a “HELL” like section at Dodds…No Hotel service area.!!!

    • Adrian Allison
      Adrian Allison December 19, 2016 at 9:43 am

      I wholeheartedly agree but this type of arrest can open up law-abiding citizens to false arrest.

  14. Zabeeda Abdool
    Zabeeda Abdool December 19, 2016 at 8:53 am

    That’s not nice….that person was set up….

  15. Hal Austin December 19, 2016 at 8:54 am

    It is an old trick used quite often on airlines…set her up with one job, while eyes are distracted, smuggle the others in. Customs should go back and search everything parcel that came in at the same time.
    By the way, why should customs have to call in police to make arrests? Customs and immigration should have the right of arrest.
    I offer that to Adriel Brathwaite and Dopey Stuart for nothing.

  16. Cynthia Taylor
    Cynthia Taylor December 19, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Iam very sorry for that lady

  17. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean December 19, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Damn. It’s your country, Please stop.

  18. Kathy Ann Powell
    Kathy Ann Powell December 19, 2016 at 8:58 am

    For those that say she was ‘set up’. I believe you have to pack your own barrel. I could be wrong!!

    • Alisa Cox-West
      Alisa Cox-West December 19, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Pack your own barrel? I have sent several barrels home to my grangran and other loved ones and they collected them when it arrived. I’m not following your logic.

    • Niki Ramjet
      Niki Ramjet December 19, 2016 at 9:18 am

      You don’t have to pack your own barrels. That is not a requirement at all. You don’t even have to collect it yourself.

    • Kathy Ann Powell
      Kathy Ann Powell December 19, 2016 at 9:25 am

      Thanks for the responses ‘ladies’. I did say I could be wrong but I’ve enquired about sending a barrel home and was told I had to pack the barrel and deliver it to the shipper. Have a nice day ladies.

    • Baje Mcg
      Baje Mcg December 19, 2016 at 9:41 am

      You don’t have to pack your own but you are certainly 100% responsible for anything found in it

    • Claire Gibson
      Claire Gibson December 19, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Why is “ladies” in quotes? You asked a question and they answered. No need to be rude.

    • Dorry Pi
      Dorry Pi December 19, 2016 at 9:58 am

      Yeah the ladies in quotes was uncalled for. So rude.

    • Mel Roach
      Mel Roach December 19, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Kathy Ann Powell, what the shipper probably meant was packing the barrel was your responsibility not theirs. Whether you pack it yourself or got someone else to do it they wouldn’t pack it. In addition, you could pack a barrel and send it to someone but you would have to give the person the details to pick up the barrel.

  19. Petrina Gittens
    Petrina Gittens December 19, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Just great, now it’s going to take even longer to get your barrel….

    • Baje Mcg
      Baje Mcg December 19, 2016 at 9:43 am

      If it keeps drugs and guns out os the country, it is certainly worth the wait

  20. Taurus Bull
    Taurus Bull December 19, 2016 at 9:10 am

    People own children would risk something like that an hope for the best,without the parents knowledge. We always quick to condemn without the real truth.

  21. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock December 19, 2016 at 9:13 am

    That’s right instead of thinking of dumping the Queen, The political figures should have been granting Customs and immigration the power to arrest.but we’re still colonial as the old law stands!

    • Crishawn Antrobus
      Crishawn Antrobus December 19, 2016 at 9:32 am

      Customs and immigration in the us doesn’t have the power to arrest either. Dont get ur point

    • Patrick Hinds
      Patrick Hinds December 19, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Good morning to all. Mr. Rawle Maycock what does the Queen have to do with this arrest? Facts please. What is wrong with Bajans wanting to be free? Facts please.

    • wayne December 19, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Custom and immigration has their jurisdiction, just like the police has theirs, can you or Hal Austin say how it will be better to grant them the power of arrest. When the case is callled, they would spend time in court, instead of finding contraband .

    • Rawle Maycock
      Rawle Maycock December 19, 2016 at 10:48 am

      Patrick, what I meant is instead of focusing on dumping the Queen, put our house in order.

    • Rawle Maycock
      Rawle Maycock December 19, 2016 at 10:55 am

      I do agree but our political servants are clowns!

    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner December 19, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Crishawn Antrobus what are you talking about ya better watch Border Patrol USA,immigration and customs known as ICE are federal agents and federal agents can and do arrest that’s part of their mandate.Also know that because I have a friend that’s a member of ICE.

    • Crishawn Antrobus
      Crishawn Antrobus December 19, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Rawle Spooner border patrol and immigration do not arrest they detain. Fbi dont arrest they detain. Police arrest

  22. Rick December 19, 2016 at 9:36 am

    I should hope that there is some kind of agreement with the country from where the barrel originated so that the person sending the barrel can be held accountable also….if she is not guilty she should be telling all the information on the person that sentire the barrel….she cannot say she does not know who it’s from because you just don’t show up at the port to clear a barrel that you were not expecting. .
    .if she is guilty, show no mercy!

  23. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner December 19, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Wonder how many more get in undetected.Do both ports air and sea have scanners to scan everything that passes through .

  24. Hector Maxwell
    Hector Maxwell December 19, 2016 at 9:54 am

    These people should be charged for murder because that’s the end result of their action.

  25. Adrian Allison
    Adrian Allison December 19, 2016 at 9:54 am

    People really fooling themselves if they think this is the main source of firearms through the port.
    Almost every barrel is search there, what should be a real cause of concerns are the twenty and forty foot containers that are driven from the port to established businesses in Barbados and are searched in ten minutes after the custom officers are seen fraternizing with the owners and managers of these businesses,

    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner December 19, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      Adrian ya right on point this is drop in de bucket.

  26. Lawson Atkins December 19, 2016 at 10:01 am

    It my opinion all barrels and packages must be searched, we should not trust anyone.

  27. Sea Shells
    Sea Shells December 19, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Are you saying that she was (set up) wait you go to the port because theirs something at the port for name and address, say it again (set up)

  28. Shanny Chandler
    Shanny Chandler December 19, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Lovey Donna P

  29. Glendon D. Barrow
    Glendon D. Barrow December 19, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Lets trace the source before we reveal the evidence and lock them all up.

  30. Helicopter(8P) December 19, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Tracing that barrel is of utmost importance! The originality of its shipment and date of invoice should be should show its location and person’s signature who shipped the containment. Here we have a case where FBI or Interpol can be helpful. In my world that is a catch of arms which can become a squad of assassins.

  31. Zeus December 19, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Brilliant Hal Austin just brilliant… You actually came up with that idea on your own or you still copycatting….. Everything that happens wherever you live you want Barbados to take up…. I surprise you ain’t tell us take up hooliganism as yet

  32. Jerome Fitzpatrick
    Jerome Fitzpatrick December 19, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I guess it’s that time of year….

    “Five Christmas now me nah drink nuh sorrel,
    Landlord and mamma dey ah court house a quarrel,
    *Chin a send a cris chrome nine inna a barrel*,
    What you expect me to do?”
    – B. Killa

  33. Ossie Moore December 19, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Jerome you neva eva ‘ ear ’bout Inspector Boy Blue better known as a “Police Boy Blue”?

  34. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite December 19, 2016 at 11:59 am

    This has to bloody ..Stop!..?
    Firearms ..In a good barrel.. !!!
    You can’t eat…..But poverty …Got you buying gun…??
    Or brining into my…….Beautiful Barbados….!
    You gonna do…Time…./ People !Ike you bringing shame
    On the wonderful people of that
    Amazing island !!!
    Mr prime minister ….!! Do your job…!
    Show these….Criminals …..The wrath of the LAW!!!!!!

  35. Gregory Forde
    Gregory Forde December 19, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Bad move! Did the receiver knew what was in the barrel, if so not smart.

  36. The Negrocrat December 19, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    It is so easy to make a gun, why import.

  37. Hal Austin December 19, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Steady on, Zeus. You have wet your diapers again. What are you objecting to? That immigration and customs officers should have the right of arrest? That is elementary, even you would understand that.

  38. Lirleen Edwards
    Lirleen Edwards December 19, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I have learned not to be too quick to judge and to first give people the benefit of doubt in situations like this.For I myself have fallen prey to people going in your barrels .Last year I personally shipped a barrel on receiving it I home unpacking and a large tin of chocolate covered cookies that was given to me to take for the kids .lo and behold seal broken and it was then I discovered that some lickerish body eat some from the middle and bottom layers and leave the top untouched. Anger turned to fright as that someone could have very easily put a gun or drugs in it as well.No one is safe in these situations .In today’s world we ship and put our lives in other people’s hands

  39. jrsmith December 19, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Immigration and Customs and excise ,dont have the right of warrant to arrest, customs and excise only have the right to arrest if the case is individual, have an issued case number and they are doing the collection and surveillance with the police for evidence……
    I wonder how many guns have gotten through , because people as like this person was lucky but the luck run out…..
    This matter bring into play again , does Barbados have a data base on or of criminals local or international, serial numbers and finger printing….

  40. Greg Clarke
    Greg Clarke December 19, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I’m guessing that the barrel didn’t reach the ‘correct’ customs officer.

  41. Lovey Donna P
    Lovey Donna P December 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Wait boa,She could get set up to .Becareful who wanna get barrels from it easy to send someone to jail.

  42. Zeus December 19, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Hal in this day and age you can research anything over the Internet in this case the customs and excise act ……you identified yourself as a journalist do some research man ….stop reacting to everything you see written in an article

  43. Joy December 19, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    If this was a Rasta man with hair knot up nobody would be saying it was a set up. Women engage in illegal activity and are more likely to get away with it because many people think they don’t look like criminals.

  44. Hal Austin December 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks, Zeus. I always wondered how people did research. The point I am making is that both customs and immigration officers should be warranted with the authority to make arrests; prison officers should also be given the right to make arrests within the precincts of the prisons and courts.
    Apart from everything, it will prevent territorial battles ie customs and police at the airport. There is no reason why police alone should have the right of arrest
    I only react to printed things when they are clearly backward and lack logic.

  45. Tara Dee Jarvis
    Tara Dee Jarvis December 19, 2016 at 3:24 pm


  46. Vashti Brathwaite
    Vashti Brathwaite December 19, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    OMG! ! ! why would someone want to destroy this young lady life ??? I am saying this on the assumption that she was not present when the barrel was being stuffed.
    I hope the relevant authorities in the USA has been notified and that the deceitful individual has been apprehended.

  47. North Point December 20, 2016 at 12:14 am

    even if she was nice all year, look wha de hell she gone and do, get naughty just so, I wonder if she gine blame santa fuh sending she de wrong barrel. I believe that when she get she first fone call at Dodds, she should get in contact with santa and ask him what went wrong with de barrel, and see if he is willing to tek it back, ho, ho, ho,ho. happy new year to yuh. “Typee Griffith yuh rite like sh..e, de guns coming tru de port yuh.


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