Norwegian Escape Passenger James Insalaco Bermuda Marijuana Arrest – On Wednesday, August 8 2018, a Norwegian Cruise Lines ship Norwegian Escape passenger was arrested at Heritage Wharf, Dockyard. James Insalaco, 24, admitted to bringing just over 20 grams of marijuana (see video below) to the cruise port in Bermuda.
Norwegian Escape housekeeping crew reported finding the marijuana in containers in Insalaco’s cabin. Insalaco was taken to the customs hall and later arrested.
Insalaco told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo, that he used the drug that had been prescribed to him in the States, after a boat accident left him in a coma for two weeks. He said: “I know it was wrong. I am a medical patient, I really need it. I have never left anywhere without it. Shouldn’t they have seized it when I left New York?”
Magistrate Tokunbo asked to view his medical certificate which was produced. The judge then gave Insalaco a $2,000 fine which he said had taken into consideration his medical condition.
Norwegian Escape departed New York on Sunday August 5, 2018 at 1600 hours. The cruise ship arrived in Bermuda at 0800 Hours on Wednesday. Norwegian Escape stayed in port until 1500 hours on Friday, arriving back in New York on August 12.
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Video: 20 Grams of Marijuana