Visitor on drug charges
POLICE have arrested a Guyanese woman who allegedly tried to smuggle a kilo of cocaine – hidden in her hair, bra, underwear and private parts – into Barbados.
Michelle Nicole Bristol, a 23-year-old of No. 185, Prospect, Georgetown, appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday, a day after she was held at Grantley Adams International Airport.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick remanded her to Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds and transferred the matter to the District “B” Magistrates’ Court for Tuesday.
Bristol was charged with possession, importation, trafficking and intent to supply the drugs, but the magistrate did not take any pleas since the alleged offences did not occur in his jurisdiction.
The young woman, who gave her occupation as marketing manager, allegedly had the drugs when she arrived on a LIAT flight from Guyana Friday evening.
The cocaine has a street value of $30 000. (DP)