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American smuggles ganja into Jamaica to ‘show friends that US weed is better’


ST JAMES, Jamaica (Jamaica Observer) – An American woman who was busted with three ounces of ganja on arrival in Jamaica reportedly told police at the Sangster International Airport that she brought the weed into the island to show her friends that marijuana grown in the United States is of higher quality.

Courtney Elizabeth Baker, a 37-year-old chef/ businesswoman from New York, pleaded guilty to possession and importing ganja when she appeared in the St James Parish Court on Wednesday.

According to court documents, on February 25, about 12:30 pm, Baker arrived on a JetBlue flight from New York.

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Her luggage was examined by customs officials and was found to contain seven parcels made from transparent and black plastic, each containing ganja weighing approximately three ounces.

When cautioned, she reportedly said to the officer, “I was taking it to show my Jamaican friends that there is better weed in the United States.”

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