No. 67 Wednesday, March 17, 2010
A man who was arrested at the Sangster International Airport after he tried to smuggle 4 1/2 pounds of marijuana into Curacao has been jailed for six months.

    Dennis Whyte, 30, of May Pen, Clarendon was also fined $48,000 and could spend a further two months in prison if the fines are not paid.
    Sentence was handed down by Resident Magistrate Vivienne Harris in the Montego Bay RM Court on Friday, March 12.
    When the magistrate asked the accused man his reason for trying to smuggle drugs out of the island, he told her that he was offered US $1,OOO for each pound of the drug and that he opted to embark on that mission as he was unemployed.
    Reports are that on March 6, 2010, Whyte was on his way to board an Air Jamaica flight to Curacao when irregularities were detected in a travelling bag he had checked in.
    The bag was searched and a rectangular package with the weed was found concealed inside of a hidden compartment.
    Having admitted to also ingesting the substance, he was taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he excreted a further 58 packages with the contraband.

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