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February 20, 2014
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Cocaine case postponed
Christopher Thomas, STAR Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

The trial of a Canadian woman accused of trying to smuggle more than 40 pounds of cocaine out of the island was put off until February 27 when she appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Jenisa Willabus from Ontario is charged with possession of, dealing in and attempting to export cocaine.

Allegations are that on January 28, 2013, Willabus was preparing to board a flight to Canada at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, when her suitcase was searched and 17 food-drink packs and a number of cake-mix packages were found.

When opened, they were found to contain 403/4 lb of a white substance resembling cocaine. Willabus was subsequently arrested.

Willabus' trial was to start Monday, but her lawyer, Martyn Thomas, was engaged in another court.

Resident Magistrate Carolyn Tai subsequently extended Willabus' bail.

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