US national allegedly held with cocaine at Sangster airport
Created : 20 August 2019
The narcotics police arrested an American national at the Sangster International Airport (SIA) in Montego Bay, St James for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.
He is 39-year-old Marcesa Lewis of Texas in the United States of America (USA).
Reports are that Lewis checked in to board a flight to Houston, Texas on Saturday, August 17, and during security screening, a white substance resembling cocaine was found concealed in a wooden carving inside his luggage.
The weight of the drug is approximately one pound.
It has an estimated street value of JA$750,000.
Lewis was subsequently charged with the following offences:
1. Possession of cocaine
2. Dealing in cocaine
3. Attempting to export cocaine.
He is scheduled to appear in the St James Parish Court on Friday, August 23.
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