The Bermuda Sun newspaper reports that Bermuda police officers arrested a 53 year old cruise passenger who tried to smuggle cocaine into Bermuda.
The newspaper states that the American cruise tourist allegedly strapped $369,000 worth of cocaine to her body and sailed to Bermuda on board the Celebrity Summit cruise ship.
The passenger is reportedly from Georgia. Bermuda charged her with possession of cocaine with intent to supply on May 3rd.
After the Bermuda police were tipped that there was drugs in her cabin, they boarded the cruise ship and searched her cabin. She then allegedly admitted having the drugs strapped to her body. Officers then found four off-white packages inside a girdle.
Cruise Critic has additional information, apparently based on information from Celebrity Cruises. It reports that "two female passengers and a Celebrity Summit stateroom attendant were arrested on drug charges on May 3 while the ship was docked in King’s Wharf, Bermuda . . . law enforcement officers entered the passengers’ cabin and found three kilograms of cocaine. At that time, the passengers implicated a stateroom attendant from Jamaica, who was also taken into custody."