Tony Earl Wilkinson Cocaine Arrest
January 25, 2012 Tony Earl Wilkinson Cocaine Arrest Cruise Ship Drug Ring Conviction P&O Cruises in San Francisco on Aurora
New Zealanders Tony Earl Wilkinson, 42, and Kirsty Harris, 25, were passengers on the P&O cruise ship Aurora when they were arrested in San Francisco on January 25 after 5.8kg of cocaine was allegedly found in their cabin. Australian Ahmed Rachid, 27 was also arrested after 7.9kg cocaine was allegedly found in his cabin. According to the Officials, The packages tested positive for cocaine.
Rachid had said that he had arranged that, on his arrival in Sydney, he would be paid for transporting the cocaine after contacting an associate of the Hispanic male. Official Court records said, Officers and agents learned from ship personnel that Rachid recently had an altercation with another passenger onboard who was later determined to be Harris.
"Wilkinson then attempted to shut the cabin door on the officers while simultaneously opening the cabin bathroom door, temporarily blocking the main cabin door, Agents heard the bathroom faucet turn on and observed Wilkinson rinsing what appeared to be drug paraphernalia in the sink." Hyatt said.