Female Helicopter pilot charged with $1.3m in cocaine possession.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,– A female Bristow Caribbean Limited pilot has been charged following the discovery of TT$1.3 million (US$194,080) worth of cocaine in her home.
The pilot yesterday appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court charged with possession of cocaine.
She was granted bail in the sum of $500,000 and was ordered to re-appear in court today.
The woman, Tonya d’Almada was reportedly arrested at her home at Van Bruen Avenue, Crystal Gardens, Diego Martin on Sunday evening following an exercise carried out by officers of the Western Division Task Force along with officers of the Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau.
The investigators, acting on a tip-off, executed a search warrant at her home, where the drugs were allegedly discovered.
Her court appearance came three days after the drugs were found.
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