Thursday 17 October, 2019

$14 million cocaine seizure at Norman Manley airport

File photo

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A Suriname national was arrested at Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston after 25 pounds of cocaine with an  estimated street value of over $14 million were reportedly found in his luggage.

The accused has been identified as 29-year-old Wlodi Roche Marius Decker, a mechanic, of Sophieednant Street and Verlengde Wide Street, both in Suriname.

Officers from the Police Narcotics Division charged him for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act following the seizure on Tuesday, September 17.

Reports are that about 7.30 am, Decker arrived on a flight from Trinidad and Tobago and, while waiting to transit to The Bahamas, his luggage was searched during routine checks and the cocaine was reportedly found.

He was subsequently arrested and charged and is soon to appear in court.

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