A feminine police officer from Jamaica who was lately held with cocaine on coming into the United States, has pleaded responsible in federal district courtroom in Fort Lauderdale to importing the drug into that nation.
As a part of her responsible plea, 42-year-old Shelian Cherine Allen, a Jamaican citizen, admitted the next:
On February 3, Allen arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on a flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica. An inspection by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) revealed that Allen had a bundle of cocaine inside her vagina, and a bundle of cocaine inside every of her bra cups.
Allen additionally had 90 pellets of packaged cocaine inside her abdomen, which she had swallowed.
CBP officers took Allen to a neighborhood hospital, the place she expelled the 90 pellets.
In whole, Allen had over 1,000 grams of cocaine on or inside her physique when she entered the United States: about 200 in her vagina, about 143 grams in her bra, and about 690 grams inside her abdomen.
At the time of her arrest, Allen was a legislation enforcement officer employed by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).
United States District Judge Rodolfo A Ruiz II is to condemn Allen on June 15 at 1:30 pm in a federal district courtroom in Fort Lauderdale. Allen faces as much as 40 years in federal jail for the offences.
Juan Antonio Gonzalez, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Anthony Salisbury, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Miami Field Office, made the announcement.
HSI Miami investigated the case. CBP assisted within the matter. Assistant US Attorney William T Shockley is prosecuting the case.