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British drug smuggler fined more than $2m, sent to prison

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 6:20 AM

A female British national who was charged with several drug related offences was sentenced after she pleaded guilty in the St James Parish Court on Monday.

She is Alaha Robotham of a Birmingham, England address.  Robotham was arrested at the Sangster International Airport in St James on Wednesday, February 15, by detectives from the Police Narcotics Division. 

This after she attempted to board a flight to Frankfurt, Germany with ganja and cocaine valued at just under J$3 million. The drug was concealed in canned products inside her suitcase. 

When she appeared in court Robotham was sentenced to six months or $850,000 on the charge of possession of cocaine, six months or $1 million for attempting to export cocaine, $15,000 or six months for possession of ganja and $492,300.00 or six months for attempting to export ganja. 

Robotham was also sentenced to the mandatory two years in prison for the cocaine and ganja charges.

The sentences will run concurrently.