Marijuana found in barrels, two women charged

Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged two women in connection with a number of drug-related offences committed last Thursday and Friday.

Sally Anne Smith, 51, of Crusher Site Road, Prospect, St James, was charged with possession of cannabis, trafficking of cannabis, possession with intent to supply cannabis and importation of cannabis. These offences were committed on Thursday at Freight Handling Services Freightliner, Brighton, St Michael.

Meanwhile, 25-year-old Latoya Toni Broomes of Atlantic View, Gemswick, St Philip was charged with possession of cannabis, trafficking of cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to supply and importation of cannabis. These offences were committed on Friday, also at Freight Handling Services Freightliner.

Police said Smith made arrangements with another person to have the cannabis concealed in a barrel of foodstuff imported into Barbados. During an inspection of the barrel by customs officers, six transparent wrapped packages containing cannabis were discovered concealed in six bottles of peanut butter. The police were informed and Smith was subsequently arrested and charged.

The cannabis weighed six pounds with an estimated street value of $24, 000.

Police said Broomes also made arrangements with someone to have the cannabis concealed in a barrel of foodstuff imported into Barbados. During an inspection of the barrel, cannabis was discovered concealed in six cans of fruit cocktail. The police were informed and Broomes was subsequently arrested and charged.

The cannabis weighed nine pounds with an estimated street value $36, 000.

Smith and Broomes appeared in the District ‘A’ Court this weekend where they both pleaded guilty to all of the charges. They were both referred to the Drug Treatment Court.

24 Responses to Marijuana found in barrels, two women charged

  1. Keith Forde
    Keith Forde March 5, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    THESE PEOPLE AINT LISTENING,EVERY BARREL/CRATE/OR CARTON THAT COME TO BARBADOS,ARE BEING SCAN,BEFORE IT GETS TO THE CUSTOMER..

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    • Diane Elaine Dias
      Diane Elaine Dias March 5, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      Maybe they heard stories about some people getting away with it , so they thought they could try a ting too.

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      • Jennifer March 6, 2017 at 9:24 am

        @Diane – Well you have to pick out a few small fish to make an example out of. To mek it look like you wukking.

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      • harry turnover March 6, 2017 at 8:15 pm

        …or maybe they got away previously and thought that one last time won’t harm a fella….but daiz what does happen to ya when ya too greedy.

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    • Keith Forde
      Keith Forde March 6, 2017 at 8:15 am

      DIANE,TAKING CHANCES,COMES WITH A PRICE.THEM WILL INCARCERATED FOR AT LEAST 2 YEARS..

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  2. Gail Agard Wallace
    Gail Agard Wallace March 5, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    That’s right . Drugs are powerful in many different ways. Now I guess the women are trying to make money, and get in on the action. Are they thinking they won’t be noticed?

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  3. s que March 5, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    I know post office workers that bring in plenty-wont stop my supply..those guy got it down to an art

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  4. M kin March 6, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Guns coming in the same way. Charge a little more duty and hire more customs officers.

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  5. jrsmith March 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Who slipped up on this day, something didn’t go right but 2 persons got caught………..

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    • Jennifer March 6, 2017 at 9:21 am

      @jrsmith – Hahahahaha what you implying????

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    • harry turnover March 6, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Maybe one or two Customs Officers called in sick at the last moment.
      Change the shift roster of those Customs Officers at the last minute and see the amount of drugs and guns that comes in.
      OR if the Authorities are serious they can train about 10 people outside of the Department and pay them to take over shifts at random.

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  6. Lavenne Walcott
    Lavenne Walcott March 6, 2017 at 5:29 am

    People so foolish lock them up them in hearing

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  7. Jennifer March 6, 2017 at 7:29 am

    This is small fry. What we need is to HOOK a big, big pretty fish with a container to make an example off. IF THAT IS POSSIBLE to do. We know they can fly high. Hahahahahahaha.

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    • Jennifer March 6, 2017 at 7:31 am

      Something like salmon, but we need a bear there to catch it.

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  8. Smh March 6, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Strange enough the owner went to Customs and behave in worst manner because the officers in his opion was taking to long to process a barrel…now this

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  9. kathy-Ann Clarke March 6, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Everybody feel they will get through, without being caught. SMH

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  10. Lenora March 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Wunna stupid.?ya can’t get way wid nutten so hay security too tight Idiots

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  11. Joan Brome
    Joan Brome March 6, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Making things bad for everyone, these ppl.know how to mess up everything

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  12. Lee March 6, 2017 at 11:29 am

    They should be made to pay extra duties for importing a product already manufactured locally.

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  13. Astral Macalesher
    Astral Macalesher March 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Stupse waste of time

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  14. The Negrocrat March 6, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    But why import , grow your own.

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  15. jrsmith March 6, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    @,jennifer , hail, hail , not implying anything dear lady, just firing a little salvo, had too much brandy……..
    @, Lee , hail, hail, hail, thats a good one , I got lots of regional friends and they think barbados / bajans is to soft and easy going, thats why they are all trying they luck…..

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  16. S.Rowe March 6, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Swift justice indeed ! What about the Bridgetown merchant’s son who had a whole shipping container load of the stuff?

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  17. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce March 6, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    GOOD!

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