Drug hidden in speakers and shoes
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – A man who imported cocaine into Cayman from Colombia in speakers and in fake shoe insoles has been sentenced to nine years and six months imprisonment.
Limborn Collin Hoy Myles was given the sentence after pleading guilty to importing 33.5 ounces of cocaine. He also pleaded guilty to importing 13 ounces of the drug that had been brought in unknowingly by another passenger. For the second offence he received no separate penalty.
Myles, 24, admitted bringing cocaine into Cayman on a charter flight from San Andres, Colombia, on April 17, in packages made up of adhesive tape, black paper and layers of clear plastic film, shaped like shoe insoles. Two packages were in the sneakers he was wearing and two others were in sneakers in his bag.
He also pleaded guilty to importing another 13 ounces in luggage brought in by another passenger, Shelin Pomare Pedroza. Crown Counsel Kenneth Ferguson offered no evidence against Pedroza and she was discharged. (Cayman Compass)