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Druggists ruin Jamaicans' reputation

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 1:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I am a Jamaican residing in Barbados. In the Daily Nation of January 18, 2016, there was a report of three Jamaicans arriving in Barbados within days of each other with various amounts of ganja. One person had swallowed 37 packages, amounting to one pound of the stuff. Really? Are you so stupid to risk your life and prison to smuggle a commodity which is readily available in just about every island in the Caribbean?

How much money did he think he could get for this small quantity of ganja anyway? These persons continue to make life difficult for us who reside here, as well as persons travelling to other destinations, whose flights originate in Jamaica. Flights from Jamaica cause long delays at customs, as each bag has to be thoroughly scrutinised.

I am again appealing to persons who try to smuggle drugs out of Jamaica to stop. I am also appealing to the authorities at the ports to be more vigilant with screening luggage.

CHRISTINE

MEGHOO-TAYLOR

meghoo45@gmail.com

Christ Church, Barbados