Guyanese woman held with marijuana at Jamaica airport

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 10:36 by Denis Chabrol

Reproduced from Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A 23-year-old Guyanese woman was last Thursday arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) after a quantity of ganja was reportedly found in her luggage.

The police last evening reported that Michelle Ann Bamfield otherwise called Blacka, of George Town, Guyana arrived at the NMIA about 4:30 pm and attempted to board a flight.

While conducting security checks, her suitcase was searched and a false compartment containing ganja weighing approximately eight pounds was found, the police said. The drug has an estimated street value of $32,000.

Bamfield, who was charged with Breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act, is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday.