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Default Drinking age and Ploys that land you in jail

You can drink at 18 in most Caribbean ports. When the locals see the teens coming, they try to sell them illegal substances. Then the person who sold it to you tells the police. You get arrested and thrown in jail, miss your cruise and face a VERY EXPENSIVE and timely trial before you can go home. Then you will definitely need a passport to fly home.

A few years ago, a high school senior from our area fell prey to this ploy. His parents weren't on the cruise. It took a while to get him out of jail. Tell your kids this story because it is definitely true!

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My kids will stay right by my side the whole time we are off of the boat. Thanks for that bit of Information.
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Been to Jamaica 3-4 times. EVERY time, someone gets caught at the pier.
I once thought it was a setup, but now I am pretty sure there's that many people trying to sneak drugs onboard. (Some unknowingly).
I cannot even imagine the inside of a Jamaican jail. You would probably have to share the air conditioning thermostat with a bunch of other people.
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Had some friends that got caught in Jamaica. They bought a joint and dealer pointed them out to the cops. Cost thousands to get them back out. Jamaican government wants you to pay their outrageous bail, knowing you are not coming back for the trial. But jail highlights were: all gents in one cell, locals and tourists, regardless of the charge, one sheet of newpaper for your bed...if you could hang onto it....and a bucket in the corner for sanitary facilities. Bucket was emptied once a week!
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I told you so! It happens!

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