Cruise Passenger Fined $2k For Cannabis

October 6, 2011

62-year-old retired physician and American visitor, Charles Emile Reisen, of New Jersey pleaded guilty this morning [Oct.6] to possessing 8 grams of cannabis on 5th October 2011. The DPP Prosecutor told Magistrate Juan Wolffe that on Wednesday morning, Bermuda Customs visited the cruise ship Norwegian Gem.

The attention of their canine unit was drawn to Cabin 9127 on board the cruise-ship. At the time, the cabin was unoccupied, and a Customs search turned up plant material in a plastic bag in the cabin safe; along with a pipe for use in smoking that material.

Four hours later, at 2:00pm that day, Mr Reisen appeared, admitted that the cabin was his, and that the items found in the safe belonged to him. He was arrested on suspicion of having an illegal drug in his possession; was taken to Somerset Police Station; and the plant material was taken away for analysis.

Lawyer and duty counsel Mr Kamal Worrell said that the retired physician had purchased a herbal mixture in an open transaction in a shop operating legally in Colorado. Counsel said that Mr Reisen had purchased the mixture accepting and believing it to be a herbal mixture that was intended and successful at helping persons get over a nicotine addiction.

Mr Reisen, speaking on his own behalf, said that the use of this mixture had helped him as he had not smoked a cigarette since purchasing and using this mixture. He also said that he had just retired from a stressful career as a doctor who cared for premature babies and that he had acquired his nicotine addition during that career.

Having heard both sides, Magistrate Juan Wolffe convicted Mr Reisen and then fined the cruise visitor $2,000 on the possession of drugs charge and ordered that the fine must be paid forthwith.

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  1. University Grad says:

    We Could Make A Lot More Money Off Of Tourists Like This…Medical Marijuana Is A Heavily Regulated & Taxed Million (If Not Billion) dollar Business In The US

    • Silly says:

      This concept is just too darn complicated for all the not so smart people/people with agenda to comprehend. The government would make a ton of money both here and US, but we just have a bunch of dumb dumbs that do whatever the lobbyists tell them to do, whether it’s in the best interest for country or not.

    • True Bermudian says:

      Yet again someone has been punished for no good reason other than a law based in ignorance.

      These laws that prohibit cannabis use are archaic. And Bermuda is literally throwing tourists away for something that isn’t even bad for them.

      Since most people don’t know the history of cannabis I’ve been doing some research into the matter and because this news story broke and I wasn’t finished writing the paper I am enclosing part one.

      Bermuda people, judges and law makers: I urge you to open your eyes and change the archaic cannabis laws which were written without good reason.
      Educate yourselves when it comes to cannabis and you will see there is no valid reason for it not to be legal and regulated.

      Naysayers, and whoever else is going to hate on me for providing factual information regarding cannabis, I won’t respond: None of you have done the research like, or are as smart as, Dr. Lester Grinspoon, MD Professor Emeritus, Harvard Medical School whom you will come to know in the research provided below.

      Stop crucifying tourists and Bermudians for something that isn’t even harmful to them.

      Learn now:

      Hemp is one of the most robust, durable, natural soft fibres on the planet.

      Up until 1883, and for thousands of years prior, Cannabis and Hemp was the largest agricultural crop in the world.

      It had thousands of uses. It was found in virtually every product such as fabric, lighting oil, medicines, paper and fibre.

      The first cannabis/marijuana law to exist in the United States (US) was the law enacted in Jamestown Colony, Virginia in 1619 which ordered farmers to grow hemp.
      Benjamin Franklin used it to start one of the US’ first paper mills. The first two copies of the Declaration of Independence were written on cannabis hemp paper.

      Up until the 1800’s most of the textiles in the United States were made with Hemp. Fifty percent of medicine in the last half of the 19th century was made from cannabis.
      Even Queen Victoria used the resin extracts from cannabis to alleviate her menstrual cramps.

      The interesting thing about industrial hemp is that you can’t get high from it yet it was lumped in with recreational cannabis which made little sense.

      Cannabis became illegal because of public ignorance regarding the plant. In the early 20th century yellow journalism had surfaced. Articles were written depicting Blacks and Mexicans as frenzied beasts who would smoke cannabis, play devils music and heap disrespect and viscousness on the readership. A majority of which happened to be white.
      Some offences included: looking at a white woman twice, laughing at a white person or even stepping on a white mans shadow.

      This ended up leading to a law in the form of a tax stamp (1937). A tax stamp that would not only include cannabis but also hemp and cannabis medicines. It speculated that hemp’s potential for an abundance of new products was going to be in direct competition with other sources.
      This, combined with the “Reefer Madness” journalism and ignorance of the time, led to the eventual downfall of all forms of Cannabis.

      Popular Mechanics Magazine, in February 1938, had prepared an article titled “New Billion Dollar Crop”. Hemp was touted as being able to produce more than 5,000 textile products from its threadlike fibre and more than 25,000 products from its cellulose. Products ranged from dynamite to cellophane.
      Its superiority as a source for paper was also becoming known. Especially with the development of hemp processing equipment.
      The new marijuana tax act of 1937 was fine except for one thing: if you wanted to grow hemp you needed to buy a stamp.
      But they weren’t giving any out to anyone. And so, in effect, all forms of cannabis became illegal.

      Things stayed that way until World War II when the US Government decided that Hemp, once again, was a good thing. They even produced a wartime video promoting Hemp called “Hemp for Victory.”
      But by the time the war was over Hemp again became the enemy and was made bad once more.

      In 1948 when the marijuana law once again came into question, the US Congress recognised that marijuana and cannabis was made illegal for the wrong reasons. It didn’t make people violent at all. It made them pacifists.

      They said the communists would use it to weaken Americas will to fight. Congress now voted to keep cannabis illegal for the exact opposite reason they had outlawed it in the first place.

      Over the years report after report (The LeGuardia Committee Report 1944, US) (The Wootton Report 1968, England) (The Le Dain Report 1970, Canada) (The Consumers Union Report on Licit and Illicit Drugs 1972, US)(The Shafer Report 1972, US) (Ganja in Jamaica: A Medical Anthropological Study of Chronic Marijuana Use 1975) (Cannabis in Costa Rica: A Study in Chronic Marijuana Use 1980) (CANNABIS: Our Position for a Canadian Public Policy 2002, Canadian Senate Canada) commissioned by everyone from the Mayor of New York City to the President of the United States has come back with the view that cannabis/marijuana should have no criminal penalty attached to it.

      Yet Cannabis/Marijuana remains as illegal today as it did nearly 70 years ago.

      Why?

      If prohibition is supposed to protect us the obvious question is: Does prohibition work?

      “If prohibition worked, if you could just wave a magic wand and say ‘this is gone away’ I’d be all over it,” said former mayor of Vancouver (2002-2005) and former member of the RCMP Drug Squad and Canadian Senator Larry Campbell in an interview regarding cannabis. “But the fact of the matter is that prohibition has never worked.”

      “Whether Cannabis is criminalised or decriminalised does not effect the rates of smoking cannabis of either uptake or discontinuation,” said British Columbia Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall in an interview regarding Cannabis.

      The 1974 Dr. Heath/Tulane Study on Cannabis said cannabis caused brain damage and killed monkeys in the tests. What they didn’t tell you is how the test was conducted.
      Ronald Reagan announced that the most reliable scientific minds said permanent brain damage is one of the inevitable results of the use of cannabis.
      Monkeys pumped full of cannabis at 30 joints a day had begun to atrophy and die after 90 days. Brain damage was determined after counting the dead brain cells in both the monkeys who had been subjected to the cannabis and ones who had not.
      This study became the foundation of the government and other special interest groups who claim cannabis kills brain cells.

      Here’s what they didn’t tell you:
      After six years of requests on how the study was conducted it was finally revealed.
      Instead of administering 30 joints a day for one year Doctor Heath used a method of pumping 63 Columbian strength cannabis joints through a gas mask within five minutes over three months.

      They suffocated the monkeys.

      They put gas masks on the monkeys and they pumped the cannabis into it without additional oxygen.
      After a certain period of time the brain shut down because they were suffocated due to lack of oxygen. They suffocated the monkeys then showed the dead brain cells and went on to say it was from the cannabis without telling people it was really from the suffocation and lack of oxygen.

      That is the flawed study which millions of people draw their misguided and misinformed views on cannabis from.

      Current studies on cannabis have showed no signs of any brain cell damage.

      In 2005 Xia Zhang, University of Saskatchewan, reported in the Journal of Clinical Investigation new research showed cannabis could possibly stimulate brain cell growth.

      Another common belief which is wrong is: Cannabis causes lung cancer.
      There are no cases of cancer caused from cannabis use alone.

      Cannabis does paralyse the cilia in the lungs, but if it’s not radioactive you aren’t going to get cancer from it. Smoking it is harmful because of the properties of smoke, not as a result of anything in the cannabis plant but because they are intaking heated plant matter into their lungs.

      Dr. Lester Grinspoon, MD Professor Emeritus, Harvard Medical School says cannabis is okay and in an interview regarding cannabis he said: “People said you can’t tell if it causes cancer because we haven’t been smoking it long enough. They said ‘look what happened with cigarettes’.
      “But at this point we’ve had over four decades of experience with cannabis. If this were gonna show up, it should have shown up by now.”

      Recenlty Dr. Donald Tashkin of UCLA published the results of his study (Marijuana Use and Lung Cancer: Results of a Case-Controlled Study) which conclusively found and stated cannabis was far different from nicotine and that Cannabis does not cause lung cancer. Unlike tobacco smoke which does cause cancer. There are no cases of cannabis only smokers getting brown lung syndrome. There are no cases of cannabis only smokers getting emphysema.

      If cannabis is supposedly so dangerous how come there are no harmful medical side effects from doing it?

      If you take a look at straight deaths from substances a different picture appears.

      The number one killer in the United States which beat out AIDS, Heroin, Crack, Cocaine, Alcohol, Car Accidents, Fire and Murder – Combined: Tobacco.
      With an average of 430,000 deaths per year, considering it’s the number one killer, it’s interesting to know tobacco receives US Government subsidies and is grown with radioactive fertiliser.

      Number two on the list, if we don’t include poor diet and lack of physical activity, with well over 85,000 deaths a year: Alcohol.

      As we look down the list of killers there are others which may surprise you.

      Caffeine comes in with around 10,000 deaths a year.
      Over the counter drugs such as Aspirin cause over 7,000 deaths annually.

      How many deaths due to cannabis per year?

      Answer: None.

      “There are no deaths from cannabis use – Anywhere,” says Dr. Lester Grinspoon, MD Professor Emeritus, Harvard Medical School. “You can’t find one.”

      In over the ten thousand years of known cannabis use there has never been a single death attributed to cannabis.

      Yet there are over 400,000 deaths in the US alone every year that are directly attributed to tobacco.

      “A person would need to smoke 15,000 joints within 20 minutes in order to get a toxic amount of THC,” says Dr. Paul Hornby, PhD, Biochemist & Human Pathologist.

      “Even in the animal studies where people have loaded the animals with doses that would be hundreds of times stronger than what a human could possibly be exposed to – the animals don’t die,” says British Columbia Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall.

      You can die from ingesting to much Aspirin. You can die from ingesting to much coffee.

      “The drug warriors who say they have to protect society and save these people are being just a little bit disingenuous,” says Jack A. Cole Director of L.E.A.P. and former undercover narcotics officer of 14 years.

      Not one university or medical facility has ever recorded a single death directly attributed to cannabis.

      Then we get into the issue of addiction.

      There are more young people in drug rehab and addiction clinics for cannabis than any other substance.
      Does this mean cannabis is the most addictive substance today?
      No.

      There are more teenagers in treatment for cannabis than all the other drugs combined.
      What the studies never tells you is why that’s true.

      “A kid is caught possessing or smoking cannabis,” says Dr. Lester Grinspoon, MD Professor Emeritus, Harvard Medical School. “He’s taken to court. He’s given a choice: Either some horrible penalty or you go to a treatment centre. Obviously he chooses to go to treatment. And because he goes to treatment he is considered an addict.”

      The reality is only three percent of the people in treatment for cannabis are there voluntarily. The other 97% were told to by their guardian or told to by a judge who says you can choose between jail or treatment. A lot of people choose treatment.

      “It provides no basis for speaking about addiction,” says Dr. Lester Grinspoon, MD Professor Emeritus, Harvard Medical School. “Anybody who is at all sophisticated about marijuana/cannabis would rate them the way two researchers were asked to rate drugs in order of addiction.
      “Nicotine was one, alcohol was two, then heroin, then cocaine, then coffee, and a few others and then marijuana/cannabis was at the very bottom of the list. Even below coffee!”

      Cannabis is non addictive and can be easily discontinued by those that use it. Why is it then that it is considered so dangerous?

      “Cannabis is the scapegoat,” says Dr. Tod Mikuriya, MD, former national administrator of the US Government’s Marijuana Research Programmes. “We’re covering up underlying problems in people. Especially young people: ‘Here I am. Don’t ignore me’.”

      Neil Boyd, Professor of Criminology, Simon Fraser University and author of “High Society” says: “If you use marijuana on a daily basis for a year or so and you stop using it you are going to notice some differences. But nothing like the kind of withdrawal people will experience when deprived of either tobacco or heroin.”

      Then there is the gateway theory.

      “In the old days it was called the stepping stone hypothesis,” said says Dr. Lester Grinspoon, MD Professor Emeritus, Harvard Medical School. “If you stepped on this stone, marijuana, you were bound and determined to go on to the next stone, which would be one of the so called hard drugs.”

      Every time it’s been looked at they’ve found there is nothing in marijuana that makes you want to go try something else said John Conroy, QC Criminal Defence Lawyer in an interview about cannabis.

      “There is no inherent psychopharmacological property of marijuana which pushes one toward another drug,” says Dr. Lester Grinspoon, MD Professor Emeritus, Harvard Medical School.

      Norm Stamper, PhD and former Seattle Chief of Police 1994 – 2000 said: “I drink alcohol, that’s my drug of choice. It could be said I started on Milk. I mean this is crazy. If I use marijuana why does that automatically make me a candidate to black tar heroin? It’s a nonsensical argument.”

      Fact: Only one out of every 104 cannabis users use cocaine and less than one use heroin.

      “The black market throws the dealers of cannabis together with dealers of hard drugs,” said John Conroy, QC Criminal Defence Lawyer. “If you have a black market and you have a dealer that’s dealing in marijuana and LSD and everything else and then the dealer might say to you ‘hey you wanna try something a little stronger?’ well in that sense, because of the black market, because of prohibition, people may be more susceptible to seeing these other drugs and be willing to try these other drugs.”

      So what you see is a gateway effect caused by prohibition and the blending of the hard drug and cannabis markets.

      Then there is the so called laziness theory. The one that says you will be useless to society if you use cannabis.

      If that’s true there are about 50 million people in the United States and over half of the Canadian population have tried it. And yet both societies seem to flourish.
      And some of the people who have smoked or still continue to smoke cannabis are:
      Steve Jobs, Ted Turner, musicians such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Snoop Dog, Willie Nelson and former Vice President Al Gore.

      The people that have personality problems and who are going to be lazy and lose their jobs: they were going to lose their jobs anyway. They are not losing their job because of cannabis.

      What about the potency of cannabis? People fear the potency of cannabis has increased but it’s a misplaced fear. There’s always been a range of THC in the plants. There has always been swag dirt cannabis and high grade cannabis. These days the high grade is just more accessible.
      People aren’t boosting THC to unheard of levels, it just means there are nuances in the cannabis discussion people need to be aware of.
      It’s a real stroke to our egos to think that during the 50 or so years of prohibition that we’ve improved upon varieties that have been cultivated for recreational use in places like India for literally thousands of years.

      People and nay-sayers of cannabis like to say ‘Well you can abuse cannabis’.

      You can also abuse cheese burgers and fried chicken too but you don’t go around closing Ice Queen and Dorothy’s or KFC (Burger King and McDonalds for our international friends reading this.) because you can abuse something. You can take a fork a jam it in your eyeball. Does that mean you should outlaw forks? You can jump off a bridge. Should we outlaw bridges now? Should we just Child proof the world?

      Now to the issue of crime and violence associated with cannabis use.

      Norm Stamper, PhD and former Seattle Chief of Police 1994 – 2000 said: “From beat cop to police chief I saw ample evidence of the harm caused by alcohol. And the absence of evidence caused by marijuana use. And I mean the complete absence. I can not recall a single case in which marijuana contributed to domestic violence. Or crimes of theft and the like.”
      “There are far more crimes committed under the influence of unadulterated emotions. Anger. Rage. Jealousy.”

  2. My two cents says:

    I can’t believe these customs officers are searching unoccupied cabins!!! This is nuts, crazy and stupid! We are losing tourists left right and center with these unethical searches. Stop it you idiots! Go find the heroin and crack!

  3. Terry says:

    Here we go again. Another Drug Lord arrested.

    We have criminals (yes criminals) selling drugs on the street 24/7 making millions for their bosses and the police running around cabins on cruise ships arresting people for a few grams of weed/herbal.

    I understand that searches need be made because of the avenue of how drugs get into Bermuda and this is a easy way if not controlled.

    ME? I would slapped hyme rahn hiz chupz after verifying his anteceedants and told him to go have a rum.

    What a waste of time. But the law is the law….reminds me of the Dukes of Parliament….the law couldn’t get em………………

  4. YES MATE! says:

    Good work! We managed to wait in ambush for a 62 year old retiree and take him down for possession of a little bit of ganja! God knows that old geezer was a serious threat to our very existence out here in the Atlantic Ocean! Luckily we caught him before he had the chance to strike up another spliff, because the very foundation of our society would surely have crumbled! Guess who we’ll never see in Bermuda? Anyone who knows Mr.Reisen. They’ll go to some other island.

    • Adam says:

      Very well put! a tourist wanting to smoke on vacation, heaven forbid they get the munchies and actually spend money in a bermuda restaurant.

  5. JD says:

    Once again an example of the colossal waste of time that is this island’s current drug policy.

    Instead of devoting resources to tracking down gangbangers who are shooting it out in broad daylight we choose to instead employ a highly trained canine unit to search every cruise ship in order to invariably uncover marginal amounts of weed, wait around for hours until the master criminal returns, arrest them, then send the few grams of weed to a technician to be examined, then employ a team of prosecutors and a judge to waste valuable court time so that we can levy a fine on a 62 year old tourist. Bravo.

    I’d really like to know what the net cost to the taxpayer was to bring this dangerous hard core criminal to justice.

    How about this for a brainwave – If the weed is clearly for personal consumption and the person has not even tried to bring it onto the island, why not just save everyone the aggravation and just confiscate the weed and give the guy a warning, FFS.

    Hey OBA come up with a drugs policy that isn’t completely retarded and you’ve got my vote.

    • Rockfish#1 says:

      @JD, I agree with you, however I have one other comment.

      The thought of them searching an unoccupied cabin is scary,especially when we know they have questionable people in their ranks.
      Before the sharks begin to circle,yes I am aware of the law.

    • Terry says:

      My feelings to JD. In fact OBA does not need to do anything there in that regard. It’s already in the law. Take the shit, forward the info to US and caution him/her. I can understand the canines being on board as there is much importation done this way and so the actions are justfied.

      The other thing is, the steward that dropped the bag of garbage off the stern mixed with swill and human waste gets away.

      Tink about hit………

  6. g man says:

    Again,no witness,no injured party-the only “victim” of this “crime” is Mr.Reisen.Please Bermuda-stop the madness

  7. star man says:

    Bermuda just loves to shoot itself in the foot, doesn’t it! At no other Resort does this kind of underhanded B.S. happen to visitors. It’s a disgrace! The passenger isn’t even gonna bring their little poke ashore, so what is the problem!

    On one hand we’re spending millions of dollars to attract visitors here, yet on the other hand we arrest visitors for petty offenses which ultimately chases them (and all their friends whom they tell) away from the Island. Not too bright.

    PLP money grubbing, that’s what it is.

    I must post this up on Cruise Critic to warn the tokers out there about Bermuda’s sneaky, underhanded, breach-of-privacy, Customs/K9 cabin searches. OFTEN WHEN THE PASSENGER IS NOT EVEN THERE!! I’m sure these types of Warrantless searches are unconstitutional in any other civilized Western country.

    These people Customs are targeting are NOT importing the tiny bit of weed they have, just enjoying it in the privacy of their cabin. I suppose we’ll have K9 searches of unoccupied hotel rooms next.

    • Silly says:

      Actually, what these customs officers are doing is technically against the law, in regard to unoccupied cabins. If a tourist went to the trouble and decided to sue, they would win in a court of law. Don’t worry I have checked my facts. It’s just that they don’t sue because it would be more trouble than it was worth and better just paying the fine.

  8. Geza Wolf says:

    This “Dr.” must be unaware of how dangerous marijuana is. I’m glad the bermuda police service seized the oportunity to remind this clearly uneducated moron of the facts…

    • g man says:

      hahaha really-make coffee illegal tomorrow and watch world war 3 start

      • nother pov says:

        I’m trying to figure out which one of only two possible points you could be trying to make .. and have tried to make in the past .

        Coffee contains a narcotic agent as powerful as cannabis.
        Coffee drinkers drink coffee to get some sort of high that’s comparable to the THC in herb ..(a joke , I know)

        And possibly a third .. Coffee drinkers would go as wild as herb smokers would if they for some reason couldn’t get their morning ‘cuppa’.

        If you want to draw some comparisons use your brain please .

        • Geza says:

          Let me help you with that point you missed, If coffee becomes illegal it will create a black market and drug dealers will start to sell coffee beans. Those beans will be expensive and drug dealers will use that profit to buy weapons in order to protect their share of the market.

          His logic works for anything you know people like.

          Your welcome!

    • Adam says:

      Dr ….uneducated? only moron in that is a oxymoron, how could you say uneducated?

      • Ashley says:

        People getting shot left and right……but Bermuda is focusing on terrorizing the tourists…..this island deserves to be deserted……it’s sinking lower and lower…….

        • Ashley says:

          Oh……and dare I even mention the bus system……packed choc full of insanely rude, crude and downright embarrassing bus drivers (with the exception of 2 or 3). I am ashamed to say I live here when I see how tourists are treated by these people.

    • Geza Wolf says:

      Wow you guys took that seriously?

    • Have you NOT read the article? Now, WHO is the moron?

  9. Sandgrownan says:

    oh christ, here we go again…

  10. Cedar Beams (Original) says:

    The only positive here is that we made two grand. But then the whole process probably cost near to that.

  11. navin johnson says:

    wonder if other island destinations perform the same kind of search?

    • WellSaid says:

      The ones I’ve been to have never been known to do these kind of searches. The idea is not to bully your tourist population into submission over what amounts to personal amounts of (in may other places) a decriminalized drug.

      If the guy had a few bricks of ganja that were obviously for importation, fine – throw the book at him. But these petty search and charge cases for “personal use amounts” are sending a message for sure – “Don’t go to Bermuda on vacation – you’re likely to get your personal privacy violated”.

      Blah blah – it’s the law blah blah… It’s obvious that NCL isn’t too worried about a few passengers bringing it onboard for personal use, we shouldn’t be too worried about it either unless it’s obviously for distribution.

      Sick and tired of this crap…

    • University Grad says:

      actually, many do not perform these kind of searches but that WILL warn you that you can be searched upon entry or exit and to avoid buying drugs while on-shore

  12. joonya says:

    So…. does he go on the “Bermuda Stop List” now…?

  13. will says:

    ok im with leaving the tourists and for that matter even the locals alone when it comes to a petty drug like herb, no harm ever came from it..now on the other hand he bought a herbal mixture, can we automatically assume that this is a legal high and not weed..he bought it from a shop in colorado but he never mentions a dispensary..hmm something in this story sounds weird..and im not sure if its Mr Reisen, the police/law/customs/ or the reporting of this story…….

    but for real…how does Bermuda customs/police have the ability to raid a cruise ship cabin, when the guy isnt there and its technically not on bermuda soil and he didnt even intend on bringing it off the ship….bye Mr Reisen, thanks for coming, i guess we can only HOPE he returns again….once again i applaud the laws and policies regarding human rights and drugs in Bermuda…well done you un-democratic archaic system, well done

  14. drunkenUrsula says:

    look its only weed….not like they robbed a bank,in a few years they can run for elected office!

  15. Jim Walker says:

    Thanks Bermuda for a never ending source of great content for my blog:

    “Bermuda Shakes Down Another Cruise Ship Pot Head”

    http://www.cruiselawnews.com/2011/10/articles/drugs/bermuda-shakes-down-another-cruise-ship-pot-head/

  16. Jr says:

    This has been going on for a long time a student came he had locks so they shook out his bags and found 6-8 seed when they took him to court the 6-8 seed turn to 10-13 the judge ask him how much he had to spend on trip here after finding out if he had someone to stay here with then charge him almost 3000 and told him “that will teach you to bring drugs in our island” once again they had to shook out one of his bags. oh there is the matter of the 6-8 turning into 10-13 seeds lol

  17. filet says:

    Pay a bounty of a couple dollars a pound on the litter across your island. Somebody might clean it up then. Too many young men with nothing to do=trouble. Drug violence is ruining Mexico. I have vacationed in Bermuda 6 times since 1981, not looking to return again.

  18. b&p says:

    So tell me sumthin, when a K9 goes on the ship with officers, how do you suppose they can determine whether or not its a few grams or a few kilograms. If the dog alerts, what do you suppose they do? Just keep on goin??… Smh…