Jamaican woman caught with cocaine strapped to her belly and groin
A Jamaican woman caught attempting to board a flight to America with 2.7 pounds of cocaine strapped to her groin and abdomen was denied bail when she appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court today.
Kerry- Ann Sinclair pleaded guilty to the charges of possession, attempting to export and dealing in cocaine.
The court heard that the parcels were found strapped to Sinclair’s body on Friday December 18 after she was seen acting suspicious at the airport.
During Sinclair’s bail application her lawyer said he was not denying the allegations against his client but noted that he was making the application on ‘humanitarian’ grounds.
“She has two kids, ages 12 and four, who are left in the care of strangers. Considering the charges she’s facing she’s going to need some time to put some medium to long term plans in place for them,” Sinclair’s lawyer argued.
However, resident magistrate Simone Wolfe Reece was not moved by the bail application. “These are serious charges and she’s not denying them. She should have known what she was getting herself into. She should have made those plans prior to doing the strappings,” Wolfe Reece said.
Sinclair is to return to court tomorrow when her lawyer is make his application in its entirety.