Three Canadians nabbed on arrival

Three young Canadian visitors today pleaded guilty to the importation of over 24 kilos of cannabis and were ordered to pay fines after they were nabbed on arrival at the airport here on Sunday.

They are 26-year-old Jordan Alexander Pinelli; 19-year-old Lamar Diamonte Newman and 18-year-old Illicia Jade Orr-Campbell.

The trio was arrested and formally charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cannabis after they arrived on the island by air from Canada.

A subsequent search of their luggage by customs officers revealed that they each had packages of cannabis concealed in their suitcases.

Pinelli was caught with 41 packages with 12.3 kilos of cannabis, whereas Newman and Orr-Campbell were each caught with 19 packages with six kilos of cannabis.

Today, they appeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court where they pleaded guilty to the offences.

Pinelli was fined $10,000 for possession of cannabis and $10,000 for importation of cannabis. He was also convicted, reprimanded and discharged on a charge of possession with intent to supply and reprimanded and discharged on a charge of trafficking

Newman and Orr-Campbell were fined $5,000 each for possession of cannabis and $10,000 each for importation of cannabis. They were convicted, reprimanded and discharged on charges of possession with intent and reprimanded and discharged on trafficking.


27 Responses to Three Canadians nabbed on arrival

  1. Sophia Sobers Ifill
    Sophia Sobers Ifill October 23, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Good for them

  2. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley October 24, 2017 at 2:16 am

    They should have been fined double what they were, then immediately deported.

  3. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor October 24, 2017 at 4:56 am

    I hope wunna fine and discharge Bajans d same way….

  4. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner October 24, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Looks like treasury making a killing off drug smugglers which is a good thing but is police getting any info about whom drugs came from or whom drugs were heading to that would be smart work but doubt that happen, sorry but these folks amateurs.

  5. Anton Brown
    Anton Brown October 24, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Good Job! Next time keep them lock up instead of discharging them, let them serve 2 years in prison, then after time serve deport them right back without ever allowing them back in the country. Them can plead bargain for lesser time in jail only if them give you information on the supplier and who they had intended to pass the drugs on to.

    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner October 24, 2017 at 8:29 am

      Anton Brown You hit the nail on the head been saying that for many moons but police just don’t seem to be doing it.That is how real world police operate but in Barbados that seems to be nonexistent just find them make money and case close but someone here is benefitting when they get through with the drugs because some do, that is why the smugglers keep coming.

  6. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce October 24, 2017 at 6:31 am

    They will never learn!

  7. fedup October 24, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Uh too glad! Outta hey now..

  8. Steve Graham
    Steve Graham October 24, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Did they pay the fines ????????????????

  9. Hugh Roberta Ferguson
    Hugh Roberta Ferguson October 24, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Big surplus in production in Canada….Mak’n lots bringing it HOME….

  10. Ann Szebenyi
    Ann Szebenyi October 24, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Charge them a hefty fine, then send them home with the drugs, Canada customs waiting for them…

  11. Milli Watt October 24, 2017 at 10:38 am

    got a BBC at DODDS waiting for dem. HURRY UP AND COME!

  12. Ossie Moore October 24, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Have any white bajans ever been arrested for drugs in Barbados ?

  13. Bobotheclown October 24, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Dem tink we a amateurs in Babados dat tis why dah keep a come from each and every wey wid dah stash.D word out dat Babados Customs ah only search da own black people so it easy to get thru D doors.Smile at de Customs man if you a white woman.Give E a wink and he feel real good.Da seh real good stuff a com outta Canada now.If yah can get in d demand is obnoxious.while da concentrate pun de Jamaiki N Trini.Juck dum I dah eye wid de Canadians from Alberta. The fines are light don’t worry bout a ting .Every ting gonna be all right ..Well , so D the drug lords a tell Dem fools .Da believe every ting dah hear.

  14. Vad50 October 24, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Good for customs and the police. I trust that their names are given to the Canadian High Commissioner to Barbados; and their names are sent to the RCMP.
    Traveling from Canada, one cannot even carry body cream that is over the required measurements, or water through customs. How the heck were they able to take the amount they were caught with on the plane and in their luggage? I trust that they now have a record which will hinder them traveling.
    Illicit drugs are very destructive to any society. The people who are just out to get rich on the masses do not care. Anyone, and I do not care what race, class or position in society they are associated with should be put in jail. And lawyers should stop their plea bargaining to get them out. No slaps on the wrist for those who are destabilizing the community at large.
    It is also a health issues for individuals who using and become addicted to using cannabis or any type of substance. If they are only and not selling to make money, it becomes a health issue. The individuals need a proper structured program to assist them with, and community support. Those who are using because they have become addicted do not need to be in jail. But in proper programming, and hopefully once there are stable, some type of employment and ongoing supports. I trust we will reach that level of understanding in Barbados at some point.
    There are three provinces in Canada that implemented Drug Treatment Courts using a treatment model. It is not a get out of jail card; and they screen properly to ensure that no dealer is included in the program. They have been very successful for individuals who have become addicted to drugs and want to change their lives.

  15. archy perch October 24, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    They should have been subject to a loving relationship with Rufus, in Dodds.

  16. De Fish Man October 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Should jail them for a minimum of five years for drug trafficking & make them work for their stay In The Dodds Hotel.
    The same should apply for all offenders of all nationalities.
    Jail then….!!!
    Regular people work for their money…!!!
    They should do the same,but no….!!! Fast Cash Is the norm these days.Fast Cash selling drugs should = 15,years in Prison That would help to set an examples to denture others from committing the crime…!!!
    Why didn’t they try to take the drugs into or out of a South American country..??
    Because the penaty would be 10-15,years in prison manditery for any drug offense.

  17. Helicopter(8P) October 24, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Now this is the real Ossie Moore! You seem to realy like separtist partisipation, and furthermore belittlement of your nationality due to your pigmentation which has been well defined by Barbados’s genealoligacal evolution over these past 350 years. What is a white Bajan and a Bajan of other colour ? Your thoughts are clearly not on the logical basis of the laws of the land but on the race of the land. Barbados is at this moment in time about 91.5 % negro race! It looks as though you would look for every white on the island to indulge in illigal and criminal activity. I thought better of the so called educated masses but it looks as though all that literacy did not penetrate all masses. I’m 100 percent Bajan and 101% Barbadian, have lots of white and black Bajan friends and find them all to be good moral character. The underworld has no colour discription!

  18. De Fish Man October 24, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    This could also have been a monkey quantity as a decoy shipment & then the real shipment might have come in at the port in a barrel or a shipping container…..!!!!
    These drug boys are very smart…..!!!

  19. Mark Rosmar October 24, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Hello??? That was a business cost. The case was finished very quickly, Poor Block Boys would have have to sweat that out at Dodds for the next year at least. Not Impressed.

  20. Janis October 24, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Wake up Barbados. Marijuana is less problematic than alcohol. And Marijuana has proven medicinal qualities. How can nature be illegal??? The laws against this plant should be removed. Canada has legalised it. If the real world sees the value why can’t the so called worldly politicians in Barbados act like the first world countries.

    • Mark Rosmar October 24, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      So Janis, Barbados is supposed to ignore everything that has gone before and change its drug policies because of Canada?

  21. Tony Waterman October 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Pinelli was fined $10,000 for possession of cannabis and $10,000 for importation of cannabis =$20.000.00
    Newman and Orr-Campbell were fined $5,000 each for possession of cannabis and $10,000 each for importation of cannabis. =$30.000.00.
    it costs Approximately $250.000.00 to $300.000.00 to keep a Prisoner at Dodds, so why not Convict, Fine, Reprimand & Deport them back to wnehever they came from, and Declare them “Personna Non Grata”
    The Treasure needs to have money coming in, not going out, and they are NOT Bajan Nationals we owe them Nothing.
    @Ann Szebenyi!!! That w`ould not work in our favour we would then be planting Drugs on them, and the Charter of Rights & Freedoms would protect them.
    @ Sharon Taylor!!!! Dont be Silly, why would you even think that the Law would be the Same for Citizens as it is for VISITORS ???
    @Janis!!! Yes, that is widely know in other parts of the World, don’t know if it is know in Barbados, have a “Black” friend here in the Ottawa Police Dept, and when i asked him how he likes going to Calls that have Alcohol or Marijuana involved, without hesitation he chose the Marijuana Call over the Alcohol Call.
    They are some States in the USA that are making Millions of $ off of this Drug. Although it is still a Federal Offence.
    BTW Janis!!! It is NOT yet Legal in Canada, it has NOT been Legislated as yet, but it is in the lopp for sometime in 2018.t

  22. Robert October 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I saw them at the hospital Sunday night.. Three good looking youngsters… such a sad story.

  23. Belfast October 24, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    The present administration should go easy on these many Canadians who come to Barbados to make a fortune selling drugs. They are proving the IMF and Standards and Poor wrong. There is a lot of money to be made in Barbados.

  24. luther thorne October 24, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    How Canada get to be a drug exporter’s place ?
    Search all them people from Canada

  25. Helicopter(8P) October 25, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    If it’s medical personal usage I could buy that ,but monopolysing on the sale of this product at an international level where no excise is metted out to the ports of entry is illisit and illigal. Only one person benifits, no one else and you would be left with an empty Central Bank and tresuary.


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