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Canadian woman fined $1.85 million on cocaine charges

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 11:23 AM

A Canadian woman who was held with cocaine valued at almost $7 million has been fined a total of $1,850,000 by the St. James Parish Court.

Taneish Nickie was fined $1 million or nine months in prison for attempting to export cocaine and $850,000 or 9 months imprisonment for possession of cocaine.

She's also to serve three years at hard labour. 

The Canadian woman was arrested in September 2016 as she attempted to board a flight to her homeland.

The police say during a search of her luggage cocaine weighing 5.7 kilogrammes was found concealed in food packaging sachets.