Tearful cruise passenger is fined for drugs

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A cruise ship passenger broke down in tears yesterday as he was charged with cannabis possession.

American Jonathan Cruz was a passenger on board the Norwegian Star.

The 26-year-old was arrested at Heritage Wharf in Dockyard on Wednesday evening on his return to the ship.

Customs officers and a canine unit discovered 12 grams of marijuana in his cabin during a random search.

Mr Cruz tearfully apologised in court and said: “I’m sorry. I know I was not supposed to do it but my mom has stage four cancer and my dad just got an injury to his eye.”

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner fined him $800 for the offence.

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Published May 18, 2012 at 8:04 am (Updated May 18, 2012 at 8:03 am)

Tearful cruise passenger is fined for drugs

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