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November 27, 2012
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Accused drug mule gets bail

A woman who police say had an unusual bulge in her crotch area as she arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport recently was offered $250,000 bail with surety in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Charged with possession of, dealing in and taking steps to export ganja is Samantha Currie. She is also charged with conspiracy to export ganja.

Currie is expected to return to court on January 24 when the forensic report is due.

The Crown is alleging that about 2 p.m. on November 9, the defendant arrived at the said airport with intent to board a flight to Barbados.

unusual bulge

She was stopped and interviewed by police and her luggage searched but nothing incriminating was found.

However, the police who were acting on intelligence said they noticed an unusual bulge in her crotch area and approached the defendant to investigate.

However, the defendant refused to cooperate so she was escorted to the Kingston Police Hospital by the lawmen.

She refused to cooperate at the hospital and was taken to Narcotics headquarters where the police say they made a breakthrough.

It was revealed that the cops provided the defendant with a KFC meal to eat during her detention and after the meal was completed, a cylindrical parcel containing one pound of compressed ganja was allegedly found with the food remains.

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