A date was yesterday set for the commencement of the trial of Tiffini Tricia Collison, the woman who is accused of trying to mail four hammocks soaked in cocaine.
The charge against Collison, of F 21 Guyhoc Park, stated that on September 20, at DHL, Lot 50 E 53 Alberttown, she trafficked 6.742 kilogrammes of cocaine.
When the matter was called yesterday, Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford presented statements to Collison.
The court then heard that there will be a total of 14 witnesses.
The matter was adjourned until October 31, when the trial will begin.
When Collison made her first court appearance, the prosecutor stated that the four hammocks were being posted through DHL by Collison, who used her mother’s identification card.
The defendant’s mother was later contacted but CANU was unable to make contact with Collison.
Five days after the discovery, Collison turned up at CANU headquarters with her attorney.
Collison had requested bail, stating that she was a single mother and had a six-year-old daughter, with no one to care for her. The Chief Magistrate had ordered that a probation officer be assigned to the case.
It was during Collison’s second court appearance that the probation officer reported that having spoken to the mother of the accused, she learnt that she had no problem caring for the defendant’s child.
The probation officer further noted that when this was relayed to the accused, she noted that she only told the court that there was no one to care for her child because she wanted bail.