Bermudian jailed for smuggling cocaine in UK

  • Jail sentence: Shaketa Raynor (Photograph from Facebook)

    Jail sentence: Shaketa Raynor (Photograph from Facebook)


A Bermudian woman has been jailed for four years in Britain after attempting to smuggle cocaine through Gatwick.

Shaketa Raynor, 44, was caught with more than 4kg of the drug in her luggage after a flight from Costa Rica on June 23, according to the Hull Daily Mail.

Sentencing her on Monday in Croydon Crown Court, Judge Deborah Charles called Raynor a courier who made a “stupid decision to try and make money by importing drugs” after moving to Britain with her son and his family but struggling to find work.

The West Hull resident pleaded guilty to importing drugs worth about £316,000 — nearly $390,000.

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