Wednesday 19 September, 2018

St Catherine worker allegedly held with 'weed' at airport

Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division arrested and charged one man under the Dangerous Drugs Act at the Norman Manley International  Airport in Kingston on  Sunday.

He is 28-year-old Courtney Lecky,  construction worker of a Bog Walk,  St Catherine.

Reports are that about 2:20 p.m., Lecky was at the security checkpoint and was in the process to board an outgoing BW415  flight destined to St. Lucia.

During security checks  two suitcases he was carrying were searched  and both had  false compartments containing compressed  ganja weighing approximately twelve pounds pounds.

The Illicit drug has an estimated street value of $48,000.00 

He was subsequently arrested and charged with Possession of Ganja, Dealing in Ganja and Takings Steps Preparatory to Export Ganja.

He is scheduled to appear before the St. Andrew Parish Court on Friday, February 23.