An 18-year-old Canadian woman was earlier this week slapped with several charges for alleged breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.
According to the Narcotics Division, Akilah Grant, a sales associate from Toronto, was charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine, taking steps preparatory to export cocaine and conspiracy to export cocaine is. She was charged on Wednesday, following an interview in the presence of her attorney.
Reports are that about 4:35 pm on Sunday, Grant was about to board a plane when she was stopped and searched; police officers reportedly found four rectangular parcels wrapped in transparent plastic containing cocaine in her suitcase.
The drug weighed approximately two pounds and 11 ounces and has an estimated street value of J$1.39 million.