Three Canadian women on cocaine charges granted bail

September 08, 2016

The four Canadian women who were charged with several breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act by Narcotics Police earlier this week appeared in court Wednesday.

Three of the four were granted bail in the sum of $800,000, and are to return to court on October 5. The fourth woman was remanded until legal representation could be secured, and was given a mention date of September 13.

The women, Karen Roberto, Jacques Moukoury, Kelly Barradas and Mariah Holland, all of Ontario addresses in Canada, were charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and taking steps preparatory to export cocaine last Saturday.

They were arrested on August 31 about 7:15 p.m., when, after checking in to board a flight destined for Canada, their belongings were searched and 14 bottles of liquid cocaine found. A fifth woman was also arrested, but was released during the course of investigations.

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