Women try to smuggle cocaine in bottles
Two female Canadian nationals were sentenced in the St James Parish Court for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act on Monday.
They are 22-year-old Mariah Holland, bartender, and 23-year-old Jaques-Francoise Moukoury, enquiry officer, both of Toronto, Canada.
Holland and Moukoury were arrested by members of the Narcotics Division at the Sangster International Airport on August 31, 2016, as they attempted to board a flight to Canada.
Holland was found in possession of three quart bottles with cocaine weighing six pounds with an estimated street value of $3.4 million, while Moukoury was found in possession of three quart bottles with cocaine weighing four pounds with an estimated street value of $2.2 million.
They were both sentenced to pay $1 million or nine months' imprisonment for possession of cocaine, and $1.5 million or nine months imprisonment for attempting to export cocaine, plus a three-year mandatory imprisonment term.
Sentences will run consecutively if the fines are not paid.