BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday April 28, 2016 – A LIAT flight attendant who police said had five kilos of cocaine in her handbag when she arrived in Barbados and a small quantity of cannabis in the apartment where she was staying, has been slapped with five charges.
Deann Pat Portia Plummer, 33, will appear in court tomorrow.
Police say the St. Lucian national arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Tuesday and was interviewed by Drug Squad personnel. She was referred to Customs and a search uncovered the five kilogrammes (11 pounds) of cocaine in her bag.
A search warrant was subsequently executed at her apartment and 1.3 grammes of cannabis found.
Plummer will answer charges of possession, intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cocaine, and possession of cannabis.
She is not the first LIAT employee to be held with drugs at Barbados’ airport. In November 2011, pilot Keith Richard Otway Allen was caught trying to bring 65 pounds of cannabis into the island.
The Vincentian, who was wearing his uniform at the time but was not on duty, was fined BDS$250,000 (US$125,000) which he paid in late January 2012.