Jamaican nationals held with weed

Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged two Jamaican nationals for a number of drug-related offences.

Nineteen-year-old Breanna Ann-Marie Brown and 24-year-old Joel Williams have been charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to supply, trafficking of cannabis and importation of cannabis.

Brown and Williams arrived on the island by air on Friday, September 15 from Jamaica. Having cleared immigration, they proceeded to customs where a search of their individual luggage was conducted. During the search three plastic wrapped packages and 15 brown taped packages, all containing cannabis were discovered concealed in false compartments in their suitcases.

Both accused appeared before Acting Magistrate Wayne Clarke in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on Saturday and were remanded to prison to reappear in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court on September 19.

10 Responses to Jamaican nationals held with weed

  1. Raymond Brathwaite
    Raymond Brathwaite September 17, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    If it was a Guyanese we would have gotten a entire photo album to look at.

  2. pearl carrington September 17, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Barbados is experiencing an ever increasing fiscal deficit.The high price-gauging-cost of living in Barbados is deplorable! Jamaicans ought to be sending us money instead of drugs…Why weren’t the drugs discovered and seized by customs officers in Jamaica? Why are Barbadian taxpayers obliged to feed, clothe, shelter and pay medical and legal expenses for non-national criminals within our prison when in true and fact the illegal acts originated outside of Barbados jurisdiction????? Miss P

  3. Prince Trémaine
    Prince Trémaine September 17, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Deport them.

    • Pearl Carrington
      Pearl Carrington September 17, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      You are absolutely correct! Deport them as well as their drugs back to Jamaica.. Barbadian taxpayers can no longer afford to supply non-national drug traffickers with food, clothing and shelter at Dodds, nor can taxpayers afford to pay for their legal fees, their medical expenses and their one-way airfare back to Jamaica…….Miss P

  4. Alex Alleyne September 17, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    The photographer(s) were out to lunch.

  5. Breadfruit. September 17, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    flog them first then deport them

  6. jrsmith September 18, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Simple , process them , add them to the local and international criminal data base if there is this technology in barbados, deport them , which means they would not be able to leave they country ever again .. no need to burden our tax payers with the drug mules……..
    Why only the minos is arrested in barbados …………………..

  7. BobotheCLown September 18, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Make them clear up some of the bush all over the place .Some hard labor .then Ship them back did their stash. A simple deportation is not enough because others will be empowered to try knowing that if caught they would only face deportation whereas if fortunate enough to escape detection it would have been worth the gamble.

  8. Rasheed Hope
    Rasheed Hope September 18, 2017 at 10:20 am

    And the reason he was held with weed?

  9. DE September 18, 2017 at 10:23 am

    This should apply to all those who are caught with illegal drugs at our ports of entry. They like weed, so I will go with @BobotheCLown: Make them clear up some of the bush all over the place. Some hard labor is correct.
    For non-nationals, I will go again with @BobotheCLown plus @jrsmith: Add them to the local and international criminal data base if there is this technology in Barbados, then deport them.
    This island has become a breeding ground for all kinds of illegal activities for non-nationals and now is being extending to the natives of this land. so we have to change our whole approach, get serious and start to dish out some stiff penalties.


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