An American tourist allegedly strapped $369,000 worth of cocaine to her body and came to Bermuda on board a cruise ship. <em>*iStock photo</em>
An American tourist allegedly strapped $369,000 worth of cocaine to her body and came to Bermuda on board a cruise ship. *iStock photo

MONDAY, MAY 7: An American tourist allegedly strapped $369,000 worth of cocaine to her body and came to Bermuda on board a cruise ship.

Jane Howell Carmichael, 53, was charged today with conspiring with others not before the court to import cocaine between a date unknown and May 3. The Georgia native was also charged with possession of cocaine with intent to supply on May 3.

She was not required to enter a plea as the matters are indictable and must be heard in the Supreme Court.

Crown counsel Maria Sofianos told the court Ms Carmichael was a passenger on the Celebrity Summit.

Acting on information they received, the police boarded the ship and met with the defendant.

After a search of her cabin, Ms Carmichael allegedly admitted having the drugs strapped to her body. Officers then found four off-white packages inside a girdle.

Ms Carmichael was remanded into custody until May 21.