50-year-old man and woman allegedly caught smuggling cocaine
Created : 4 August 2018
Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division charged a male and a female, both in their fifties, for breaches of the Dangerous Drug Act at the Norman Manley International Airport on Friday, August 3.
The two have been identified as 58-year-old Miriam Thompson, higgler of Norwood, St James, and 56-year-old Edson Berry, construction worker of Portmore in St Catherine.
Reports are that on Sunday, July 29, about 4:00 am, Thompson and Berry arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport on a flight destined for Guyana.
Their actions during the security screening aroused suspicion and they were subsequently taken to hospital, where Berry expelled 68 homemade capsules weighing approximately two pounds, and Thompson 71 capsules weighing about 2.1 pounds, all containing substance believed to be cocaine.
They were subsequently charged with importing cocaine, possession of cocaine and dealing in cocaine. The drugs which were seized collectively has an estimated street value of $2.6 million.
Thompson and Berry are scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday, August 8.