Wedding guest pleads guilty to importing cocaine

| 02/04/2024 | 27 Comments

(CNS): A visitor from the United States who came to the Cayman Islands last month for a wedding has pleaded guilty to importing over seven grams of cocaine. Yoojin Oh, who was arrested at the airport carrying four small baggies, each containing just under two grams, was part of a destination wedding party and brought the Class A drug for personal use during the trip. She admitted possessing and importing 7.2 grams when she appeared via Zoom from HMP Fairbanks on Thursday.

Defence attorney Jonathon Hughes from Samson Law asked for the usual social inquiry report to be waived to secure an immediate sentencing hearing. He said he would explain her circumstances at that point. Oh was remanded in custody until Friday, 5 April, when she will be sentenced.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh it’s all in individual little baggies, for personal consumption my a$$. Sales of these baggies were to pay for her trip. Sounds like she had connections. She should have tried the same stunt visiting Singapore, she’d get anywhere from two dozen licks with a cane to life in prison. The penalties in Cayman for this type of crime are far to lenient.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Crazy thing is that di gyal smuggled drugs to a first world Caribbean country without lawful cause, then fleets away with a small 10k fine – for two fat 8 balls!? The true let down here is to have not warranted a custodial penalty. That it is beyond comprehension and defies logic of the law.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh, the fool should have declared it!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oh, no.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Is the Minister for Tourism aware that law enforcement is interfering with Cayman Destination Wedding business?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Mind boggling stupid….

  7. Anonymous says:

    if she had only known its cheaper here.

  8. Anonymous says:

    You can still run a Tourism Ministry here. So what’s the big deal. Slap on the wrist and send em home.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Big deal. Brought in a small amount for clearly personal use. Confiscate it, get her to pay a fine at two times the value (about $1,000) and move on. Locking someone up for this is a waste of government’s money.

    (Its not like she committed the crime of dancing on Good Friday).

  10. Anonymous says:

    Oh shit….

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm….let’s see how the Courts handle this in comparison to the Fentanyl importer who received 8 years!

  12. WBW Czar. says:

    These draconian penalties only serve to deter legitimately forgetful tourists.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Poor fool, someone should have told her she could buy it freely here.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Bringing sand to the beach…

  15. Anonymous says:

    So – A person arrested for a non-violent crime remains in jail until the hearing while those arrested for crimes with guns and other violence are bailed and are out on the street and able to continue the violence against society until whenever the hearing is held.

  16. Anonymous says:

    At least she was honest about it

  17. Anonymous says:

    fine her big and let her go(back to states)…complete waste of time and resources locking her up

  18. Anonymous says:

    Oh dear.

  19. Anonymous says:

    What a dumbass.

    Let’s see what kind of loophole this one’s lawyer can find…


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