The 55-year-old, West Ruimveldt woman, who was busted at the Eugene F. Correia Airport with 7 pounds of cocaine strapped to her thighs, was today sentenced to four years in jail and fined $9.1 million.
The convict, Sandra Angela Profitt, broke down in tears as she admitted to the cocaine trafficking charge this morning when she appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Court.
She told the Magistrate that she made the decision to ferry out the cocaine to assist her son cover the bills for a car that he had wrecked, since the owner of the vehicle kept pressuring him to buy a new car.
She said she could not see her son facing the hefty bill to purchase a new car and not do something about it.
Profitt apologised to the Court for her actions and begged for forgiveness. She was sentenced to four years in jail and fined just over $9 million.
The woman was an outgoing passenger to Barbados on April 29, when she was stopped and searched by agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit. Several packages of the cocaine were found strapped to her upper thighs.
She was immediately arrested.
CANU believes that the woman might have received some assistance in obtaining the cocaine and having it strapped to her body.
A wanted bulletin was issued last night for businessman, Winston Carto aka Chief Mike. He is wanted in connection with the same drug bust.