Jamaican drug smugglers plead “Guilty” in Barbados. The Devil responds…

The Devil went down to Jamaica

by Nevermind Kurt

I cannot imagine swallowing or shoving two pounds of herb into my body, driving to the airport in Jamaica, going through the whole check-in / security thing, waiting, boarding, flying and arriving in Bim. I don’t care how much they pay me, it’s not going to happen. I know how desperate some folks can be though, and I know how others take advantage of them – or force them – to do things they don’t really want to do.

The masterminds always walk free, but the little people do the time and pay the price.

Eight Jamaicans pleaded guilty today in Barbados court to smuggling ganja in their body cavities. The eight are part of the 30 or abouts passengers given a “close inspection” upon arrival at Grantley Adams Internationals Airport. They are about to do up to three years in Dodds Prison and that is no easy go – nevermind matter what some say.

Drug mules are the Privates. Who are the Generals?

Think about the logistics of stuffing twenty or thirty drug mules all at once and getting them onto an airplane bound for Barbados. Think about the recruitment. Think about the enemas the day before. Think about the pickup in Barbados and drug retrieval. Accommodation, meals, controls on movement, security. Flight back. Payment. Distribution. This was a big operation.

Good for the Bajan authorities who identified and arrested this lot – but where are the bosses? Where are the money men and organizers in Barbados? Why aren’t they being arrested?

Why no big-ups arrested? The answer is a no-brainer: the mules won’t talk because to do so would be to pronounce their own death sentence in Dodds.

Some folks say “Just herb, wat the harm?”

I don’t believe that herb is the problem. It’s the criminal system behind the herb that steps in because the drug is against the law. Like Chicago in the 1920’s – there wouldn’t have been any Al Capone without Prohibition of alcohol.

Was Peter Tosh right? “Nevermind. Legalize it”

Should we legalize it? That’s a big big question. I may have inhaled a bit of smoke myself in the past. I didn’t kill or rape anyone, so I can see that the problem is not the herb itself. It is the criminal activity that results from the illegality of grass. That’s my opinion and others at BFP (like Marcus and Robert) disagree on that most vehemently. “Vehemently” See? I can still pull out the $25 words when I think hard so I must have a few brain cells left. Robert’s Beefeater Gin is probably worse overall.

You know my name is Nevermind Kurt. Why “Nevermind”? Why “Kurt”? Why the photo of him with my name?

Nevermind. Now you know part of who I am, or rather, once was. 😉

Further Reading

The Gleaner, August 5, 2011: Jamaican Drug Mules Held In Barbados

RJR News: J’cans in Barbados sentenced after pleading guilty to drug charges

OUR THANKS: to BFP reader UB for suggesting the YouTube video!


Filed under Barbados, Crime & Law, Jamaica, Police

9 responses to “Jamaican drug smugglers plead “Guilty” in Barbados. The Devil responds…

  1. John

    Good work.

    … now if only Ms Myrie and her lawyers will come and settle her complaints with the local authorities.

    They may be valid ones but I guess this past episode may cloud the outcome.

    If they keep delaying it won’t take a muppet to figure it out.

  2. michael

    You really feel Myrie is going to come ?Why do you think her Lawyers don’t want her to be questioned ?Could you imagine her Lawyers saying that Bdos didn’t say that they would want to questioned her ?It is obvious to everyone ,that to get to the bottom of all this,she has to be questioned.She just can’t point out someone and then go back to Jamaica.You think that her Lawyers don’t know that ?Anybody with an iota of common sense can see that they are stalling and looking for scapegoats.

  3. Prince of Barbados

    Ah only got one question…dah song really play pun Disney channel?

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  5. yatinkiteasy

    Someone new in Barbados, plus 15 other Caribbean football officials charged by FIFA with Bribery/corruption.

  6. Green Monkey

    MARIJUANA A Chronic History (Full Version)
    The fight against drug use in America has been going on since the turn of the last century but the term “War on Drugs” only became part of our national dialogue in 1970 when it was first used by President Richard Nixon. The President later formed the DEA and started a push to outlaw drugs of all kinds. Among the most discussed drugs in this war is Marijuana. This special will look at the storied and strange history of Marijuana in America.

  7. Green Monkey

    LOL, in the video above at the 39 min mark in regards to Richard “Tricky Dick” Nixon’s launching the “war on drugs” a guy in the video says, “Anytime we declare war on something in this country (i.e. the USA), it seems to improve. I wish the government would declare a war on hot chicks, because there would be 10 of them on every corner giving themselves away.”

    I have never known any hot chicks to be routinely armed with RPGs or stinger missiles either. At least the choppers would be safe.

  8. Doofus

    My weed is being delivered in a “body cavity!”
    Crikey, and me was tinkin’ dat is was just some new version of Maui Wowee and de aroma dat be spikin my taste buds was some new getetic buds.
    Back to drinkin’ my rum.