Juliana Lestrade of Castle Bruce has been fined $200 to be paid forthwith for the offence of attempting to export wildlife without a permit.
Lestrade, who resides in Guadeloupe, was arrested on the Ferry Terminal on Tuesday after a bag containing frozen crayfish and crabs were confiscated from her luggage.
According to her, she was in Dominica on vacation and her sister gave her the items on her return journey.
She told the court that she was unaware that travelling with the animals wase an offence, and apologised.
Meanwhile an inmate of the Stockfarm State Prison has had six weeks added to his sentence for possession of cannabis.
Meschac Lewis of Yam Piece pleaded guilty before Magistrate Candia George for possession of the drug, which he claimed he found while working on a house in Bellevue.
Prosecutor Valda Powell told the court that Lewis was with other prisoners and some officers doing construction in Bellvue Chopin when a black plastic bag was recovered with the cannabis inside of the prison bus.
The inmate admitted that he was the owner of the drug and told the officers that he saw two trees while doing his work and decided to break off two branches.
When asked by the magistrate what he had to say for himself, the accused made no response.
In another case, a French national was arrested on the Roseau Ferry Terminal on 17th July for the same offence.
Cystal Isabel Marie Rumera has been fined $500 to be paid forthwith for possession of cannabis.
A small quantity of marijuana was discovered in Rumera’s travelling bag during a security search.
The defendant was questioned and admitted that it was just some weed for her to smoke.
She claimed that she was unaware that it was illegal to carry marijuana around in Dominica, since in the French countries small quantities of the drug are allowed.
Rumera apologised for her action and accepted responsibility.
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