Magistrate finds courier’s defence implausible

Tiffani Collison and her attorney, Stanley Moore

–sentences, fines her for attempting to smuggle ‘coke’ to the US

TWENTY-SIX-year-old Tiffani Collison was on Thursday sentenced to three years, nine months jail and fined $18.2M for smuggling almost 15 pounds of cocaine in hammocks to the U.S.A. via DHL Shipping last September.

The mother of one of Samaan Street, Guyhoc Park was jailed by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who found her guilty of committing the act on September 20, 2017 at DHL’s local headquarters on Fifth Street, Alberttown.

Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU)’s Konyo Sandiford is contending that Collison had used her mother’s identification document to post four hammocks, via DHL on September 20.

On the following day (September 21) the suspicious-looking package was discovered by a CANU rank at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport at Ogle, whilst being checked as outgoing cargo.

The hammocks are suspected to have been soaked in liquid cocaine, and were to be delivered to a US address via a Georgetown-based courier service.

A wanted bulletin for Collison’s arrest was issued following the discovery, and four days later she surrendered at CANU headquarters with her lawyer, Stanley Moore.

Collison, in her defence, explained that she’d received the package from a friend in a black-tinted car at a road corner, and taken it to DHL to be shipped to the USA to one Keith Brown.

The chief magistrate, in her ruling, found that the circumstances under which Collison received the parcel is mighty suspicious.