Jillany Ciconny Earl Mullings the Jamaican tourist that attempted to smuggle some 15 kilograms of cocaine into the Territory via the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport was ordered deported from the Territory by His Excellency Governor Augustus Jaspert.
Twenty-two-year-old Mullings arrived in the Territory on 14 April via the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport. It was reported that at the time of his arrival his luggage (5 five suitcases) was delayed and he had to return on April 18 to collect it.
The drugs were discovered while the Customs Department was conducting its routine inspection. It was reported that Customs officers during the inspection found white powdery substance trickling from one of the suitcases. Upon further investigation, the Officer found a quantity of suspicious substance. The substance was said to be wrapped in carbon paper and hidden in the lining of the suitcase.
As a result, Mullings was charged with importation of a controlled drug, as well as supplying or offering to supply a controlled drug.
In an order dated 24 June and gazetted on 26 June, the Governor said that it has come to his knowledge that Mullings is a person not deemed to belong to the Territory and that the said Mullings has been convicted of offences of importation of a controlled drug and supplying or offering to supply a controlled drug, which is punishable with imprisonment of three months.
Further His Excellency said that Mullings is a person whose presence in the Territory would, in his and the Chief Immigration Officer’s opinion be undesirable and not conducive to the public good.
Therefore, Mullings was ordered to leave the Territory of the Virgin Islands and thereafter to remain out of the Territory.