Canadians charged for attempting to leave Jamaica with cocaine

January 06, 2016

 Two Canadian nationals were yesterday held at the Norman Manley International Airport for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act on.


Sixty-eight-year-old Joyce Sutton and her daughter, 47-year-old Sharon Howard, public support workers of Brandon Gate Drive, Toronto, Canada were arrested after trying to depart the island with cocaine.


The police say Sutton and Howard checked in to board a flight to Canada and during a security check, Howard was searched and four parcels containing cocaine weighing approximately two pounds were found.


An interview was conducted with both women, after which, Sutton was searched and two parcels containing cocaine weighing approximately one pound were seized.


Both Howard and Sutton were charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine, taking steps to export cocaine and conspiracy to export cocaine. They are scheduled to appear before the Half Way Tree Resident Magistrate’s Court on Friday, January 15.

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