Saturday 6 June, 2020

Canadian allegedly held with over $6 million worth of cocaine at NMIA

Detectives attached to the Narcotics Division arrested a resident of Toronto, Canada for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA) at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) on Wednesday.

Reports are that about 3:00 p.m., the male passenger checked in and was waiting to board a flight destined for Canada.

During security checks, a dog from the Police Canine Division drew attention to a suitcase belonging to the passenger, which, when searched, allegedly resulted in the detection of the contraband.

Personnel from the Narcotics Division were contacted and an investigation was launched, resulting in a total of 14 packages of cocaine weighing approximately 5.5 kilograms being found in a false compartment of the suitcase.

The drug has an estimated value of Ja$6.6 million.

The passenger was subsequently arrested.

 His identity has been withheld pending further investigations by the police.

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