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Cruise ship passenger had cannabis

An American tourist was fined $1,000 yesterday after cannabis was found in his cruise ship cabin.Norwegian Gem at Heritage Wharf in Sandys when they entered Rivera’s cabin and a K9 unit indicated towards a red suitcase.

Gabriel Rivera, 35, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to one count of cannabis possession.

The court heard that on Wednesday morning, Customs officers were carrying out a search of the

Officers found a plastic bag inside containing cigarette material and a plant-like material later revealed to be six grams of cannabis. Rivera was arrested later than day when he returned to the cabin.

Rivera apologised to the court for the incident: “I’m sorry to have offended your laws.”

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner fined him $1,000 and ordered that the entire amount be paid immediately.

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Published September 23, 2011 at 9:41 am (Updated September 23, 2011 at 9:41 am)

Cruise ship passenger had cannabis

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