Accused drug smuggler Ellia Jeffers has been granted bail to the tune of $50,000. At the Basseterre Magistrate Court this morning, (Sept 26) the government worker was granted bail with two sureties. She was ordered to surrender her travel documents and will have to report to the Basseterre Police Station every Friday between 6am and 6pm. She was represented by defense attorney Chesley Hamilton. The Observer was reliably informed that police prosecution requested more time to investigate the matter but the Magistrate did not accede. Jeffers, a Lockhart Street resident and mother of 5, was apprehended at the RLB Airport on September 6 upon arrival from a brief trip to St. Maarten. According to police, customs and police acted on information and searched Jeffers. Reports indicate Jeffers went to the bathroom and dumped a sock containing several condom ‘packets’ of cocaine in the garbage. Police said almost 1 kilo of the illicit drug was retrieved. Once Jeffers can find two guarantors to sign for her, she would be released from remand today.