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Woman denies smuggling cannabis

A Warwick woman yesterday denied smuggling cannabis to the Island after it was allegedly found on her person at the airport.

Dan’ielle Thomas, 33, pleaded not guilty in Magistrates’ Court to charges of importing cannabis to Bermuda and possessing cannabis with intent to supply in an incident on January 7.

The prosecutors allege that at 2.30pm that day, Ms Thomas arrived on the Island on a flight from New York and proceeded through immigration.

However when her handbag was searched by customs officers, trace amounts of plant material and seeds were discovered.

Prosecutor Carrington Mahoney said a search of her checked luggage revealed nothing, but a search of her person revealed a package wrapped in duct tape pinned in her hair containing just over 100g of cannabis.

Another package was later found inside her body containing around 83g of cannabis.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner adjourned the matter to be mentioned in two weeks, releasing Ms Thomas on $5,000 bail with a like surety.

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Published April 20, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated April 19, 2013 at 11:57 pm)

Woman denies smuggling cannabis

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