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Woman deported from Jamaica arrives in Canada with drugs in coffee beans

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 6:08 PM

Damion Mitchell, Integration Editor

The police have launched a major probe into reports that at an inmate who was on Saturday released into the custody of immigration authorities for deportation, arrived in Canada on Monday with drugs in her suitcase.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Selvin Haye says detectives have visited the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre from which the inmate, a Canadian citizen, was released on Saturday.

She had been serving a 16-month sentence on drug charges.

According to Haye, as part of the investigation, the police are also in contact with Canadian law enforcement authorities.

The probe is to determine where the former inmate was being held after she was released into the custody of immigration authorities and where she might have acquired the drugs.

It is reported that the woman was carrying the drugs in her luggage in a bottle containing coffee beans.