Canadian nabbed with $32,000 worth in drugs


A 22-year-old Canadian visitor is due to appear in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court tomorrow after he was nabbed on arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport here on Friday with four pounds of cannabis, valued at $32,000.

Police say a search by customs officers of Gurkirat Singh Sraa’s luggage revealed 16 transparent vacuum-sealed packages, each containing cannabis, concealed in a false bottom of his suitcase.

As he result, the visitor, who arrived from Canada, was arrested and charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of the illegal drugs.

13 Responses to Canadian nabbed with $32,000 worth in drugs

  1. Peter January 22, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    From Canada? Wow! Was he going to sell that in Barbados? To whom? He’s from Canada so that makes him a VISITOR If he arrived from Jamaica or Guyana Barbados Today would have described him as a FOREIGNER. He’s not black, so that too disqualifies him from being called a foreigner.

  2. J. Payne January 22, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    It would make your night if they put “A 22-year-old Canadian foreigner is due to appear in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court tomorrow after he was nabbed on arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport here on Friday with four pounds of cannabis, valued at $32,000.”??? Really? You’re that shallow?

    • Peter January 23, 2017 at 8:43 am

      This is where profiling starts. By belittling blacks. Is that Canadian really a visitor? or is a drug carrier bent on destroying lives without any care at all. Get a brain Payne and some self respect too. I couldn’t care how he was described. All I did was pointed to the fact that this press in particular differentiate visitors from foreigners.

  3. Charlie Black January 23, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Either way.. I come and go to this beautiful island and I’m from Canada… I’m not afraid or concerned with either.. This the least of Canadian or a Bajans’ problem.. Serious Crime concerns me.. We should All Be Proud and working together .. So much to give each other and we don’t need too study others.. Maybe We Begin learning within ourselves first. I am Proud to be apart of Barbados …While I still be a honest Canadian. Bless One, & Bless All! <3

  4. Nursey January 23, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Has anyone ever heard the meadow describe non nations as foreigners? Stupseeeee

    • Nursey January 23, 2017 at 4:42 am

      Has anyone ever hear the media describe nonnationals as foreigner? Stupse long and hard

  5. Observer January 23, 2017 at 10:21 am

    I don’t give a damn if he is a foreigner or visitor he is stupid to under estimate the authority in barbados i hope he enjoy is accommodations at the big hotel in st phillips

  6. Alex Alleyne January 23, 2017 at 10:27 am

    That kind of money to get high and go up in smoke ?????. WOW.

  7. kathy-Ann Clarke January 23, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Wow, oh boy, they never learn. Everybody feel they will get through.
    Well, I hope he learns a lesson from this, we may be small, but we don’t accept nonsense.

  8. Tony Waterman January 23, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Tempest in a Teapot, does it reallyt Matter where he is From, or what he looks like, or if he thinks we are Stupid etc etc??? he cantravened OUR Laws, that’s all that matters.
    And he should NOT be Jailed, The Penalty for these types of Illegal Acts should be Minimum $100.000, in Some Countries the Penalty is DEATH.

    BTW: The Treasury NEEDS Money in it.

  9. Ego January 23, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Tony, you are so correct, with the Bajan coffesr low on funds, charge him and send him home in a hurry.

  10. Alex 3 January 23, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    As a regular visitor to Barbados since 1980 I am delighted to see the RBPF being diligent and catching clowns like this. As a Canadian it embarrasses me that some how some travellers from here seem to feel they can get away with criminal acts they would never attempt here at home.
    I suggest a few year in HMP Dodds with some hard labour might be a valuable lesson.

  11. contessa January 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Come on people…..what difference does it make where the heck he comes from? His intentions were to SELL in Barbados! I think they were quite astute to have found this. Send him to bed without his supper and charge him a HEFTY fine. Oh, and alert his own government that he’s on his way to do more selling. Maybe they’ll put him away and toss away the key.


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