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Jamaican Drug Smuggler Norjah Witter Tries To Fool Customs By Hiding Cocaine In Her Vagina

TRADING PLACES: Norjah Witter of Jamaica tried to smuggle nearly 17 ounces of cocaine past airport security by hiding it in her vagina.

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FORT LAUDERDALE – A Jamaican woman who admitted in January to importing to the United States more than $600,000 worth of cocaine “to make money” has been sentenced to 1.75 years in a federal prison.

In addition to serving 21 months in prison, Norjah Witter, 27, has been ordered to have three years of supervised supervision once she is released from prison.

The decision was handed down by Judge Frederico Moreno on Friday after she formally pleaded guilty to the two charges brought against her.

The prosecution contended that Witter, a local university graduate, knowingly and intentionally imported and possessed the drugs with intent to distribute in the United States, in violation of federal laws.

U.S. marshals arrested Witter on January 26, her birthday, after she arrived on a Caribbean Airlines flight at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport in Florida from Jamaica.

Court documents show that she was selected for further inspection by Customs and Border Protection officers.

It’s said that during her interview, she appeared to be nervous, and could not provide a consistent statement about why she was visiting the US or who she was planning to meet.

The documents, obtained from the US Attorneys Office for the Southern District of Florida, said Witter subsequently admitted to the officers that she had something inside of her vaginal cavity and wanted to use the bathroom to get it out.

She was reportedly taken to an observation room to remove the substance but had to be later transferred to hospital where 17 ounces of cocaine (0.477 kilograms) was removed.

The court was told that she admitted to transporting the cocaine “to make money”.

She was charged the following day on January 27.

Witter is being held at Miami’s Federal Detention Centre and could face deportation after serving her time.

The sales agent, who is from Clarendon, Jamaica was employed at a local telecommunications company.

LITTLE MISS PRISS: Norjah Witter, 27, now will spend nearly two years in prison after stuffing about 17 ounces of cocaine in her vagina prior to attempting to board a flight in Florida.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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