Jamaica Crime News, Montego Bay: 27-year-old tattoo artist from London, England, who was nabbed at the Sangster International Airport while trying to smuggle more than 40 pounds of ganja into Britain, is to be sentenced in July.
Zharrin Simmons, who is originally from Bermuda, appeared before the St. James Parish Court on Tuesday, to face charges of possession of ganja, dealing in ganja and attempting to export ganja.
The police reported that on May 28 this year about 4:30 p.m., Simmons was preparing to board a flight to Manchester, England when a sniffer dog alerted narcotics officers to a suitcase that she had checked in.
The suitcase was reportedly found to have 42 pounds of ganja concealed inside.
During Tuesday’s court hearing, Simmons’ attorney Khadine Colman said her client has expressed remorse and that she admitted that she knew ganja was in the suitcase but was not aware that it was so much.
However, presiding judge Sandria Wong-Small requested the accused woman’s antecedents and criminal records and postponed sentencing until July 2. She was remanded in custody to that date.