BARBADOS TODAY – A Canadian woman who trafficked in 17 kilogrammes of cannabis in her suitcase after being lured with the promise of monetary gain will know her fate in another two weeks.

Gahiara Pierre from Ontario arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport February 10.

According to the facts read by prosecutor Station Sergeant Glenda Carter-Nicholls the accused had two suitcases which were searched by officals and found to have false bottoms. Contained in them was a total of 70 vacuum sealed packages with the illegal substance worth $136,000.

She reportedly told lawmen at the time of her arrest that she was scheduled to meet someone at the airport and hand over the suitcases but she did not know who that person was. She was also to receive $7,000 for bringing the suitcases.

Following those details in the District ‘F’ Magistrates’ Court today Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell remanded the visitor to Dodds until February 26 at which time she will be sentenced.

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