The Royal Gazette newspaper reports that the police in Bermuda arrested two American cruise passengers for a small amount of pot and a Taser gun in their cruise ship cabin.
Passengers Virginians Kymberly Taylor and Shayla Reid were sailing aboard Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas. After the cruise ship arrived in Bermuda, police officers boarded the cruise ship and searched the ladies' cabin. They found a plastic bag with 6.68 grams of cannabis and a five-inch Taser gun.
The Court in Bermuda fined them $500 each for possessing marijuana, even though it was for their personal use and they did not try to bring the reefer ashore. Ms. Taylor received an additional $1,000 fine for possession of the Taser gun.
We have reported on drug arrests in Bermuda before. The island is very strict when it comes to prosecuting U.S. passengers.
Ironically, Bermuda does a deplorable job investigating violent crimes or mysterious disappearances which may implicate cruise ships which fly the flag of Bermuda. But Bermuda loves busting U.S. passenger for minor drug possession on cruise ships porting in Bermuda. Take a moment and read about Bermuda's indifference to crimes on Bermuda flagged cruise ships.
The more serious issue is the Taser gun in the cabin. Its disturbing that the cruise line's security did not detect it.
Interested in this issue? Consider reading: Cruise Ships & Drug Smuggling
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