Pregnant teen sentenced to 18 months for smuggling ganga

(Jamaica Gleaner) Nineteen-year-old Alicia Smith was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison and pay a fine exceeding $124,000 after she was caught trying to smuggle marijuana to Panama.

Smith, who is four months pregnant, was found guilty of possession of, dealing and attempting to export ganja in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

She attempted to smuggle nine pounds, 13 ounces of the substance to Panama.

Smith told the court that it was her first time travelling to Panama and begged for leniency.