Barbados Today:-Two Canadian sisters were held at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Saturday, August 5 and slapped with several drug-related charges. They are 31-year-old Caleece Whitney Schrouder and 38-year-old Kiyha Calissa Schrouder.
Caleece Schrouder was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession with intent to supply cannabis, trafficking cannabis, importation of cannabis, unlawful possession of methamphetamine and importation of methamphetamine. She was held with 8.7 kg of cannabis with a street value of $69,600. The estimated street value of the methamphetamine was $420.
Kiyha Schrouder had 18 kilogrammes of cannabis with an estimated street value of $144,000. She was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession with intent to supply cannabis, trafficking cannabis and importation of cannabis.
The sisters arrived on the island by air from Canada. Having cleared immigration, they were stopped and interviewed by members of the Drug Squad. A subsequent search revealed 55 transparent packages each containing cannabis concealed in the suitcase of Caleece Schrouder. A further search revealed 12 methamphetamine tablets concealed in the sealed packages containing the cannabis.
A search of the luggage being carried by Kiyha Schrouder revealed a total of 102 packages each containing cannabis.
The sisters appeared before Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ today and were both remanded to prison to reappear in the District ‘B’ Court on August 17.