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Three charged with smuggling cannabis

Three visitors to the island are appearing in the District B Magistrates Court today charged for trying to smuggle cannabis into the island.

Police say they were charged late yesterday for drugs with a combined worth of close to a quarter of a million dollars.

They accused are 32-year-old Annika Andrea Henry of Sevens Road, Maypen, Clarendon; 59-year-old Osbourne Dixon of #14 Aretena Place, Queensbury, Kingston, both Jamaican nationals and 20-year-old Serena Daniella Gentles of #7290 Meyer Drive Malton, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Police say the trio is scheduled to appear in court charged for possession,
possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cannabis.

Police say Henry, who arrived in Barbados onboard Caribbean Airlines flight from Jamaica on August 16, had (4) vacuum sealed transparent packages of cannabis weighing 1.8 kilos within a false side of her suitcase.

The estimated street value is fourteen thousand five hundred and twelve dollars.

Police say Dixon, who also arrived from Jamaica, was arrested and charged after he passed out 53 packages of cannabis weighing 2.2 pounds, which he had ingested.

The drugs had an estimated street value of eight thousand dollars.

Police say the third smuggler Gentles was arrested and charged after she arrived in Barbados from new york.

Lawmen say a search of her luggage revealed forty-seven transparent vacuum sealed packages each containing 26.5 kilos of cannabis worth some two hundred and twelve thousand dollars.

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