Cabbie arrested for $1.3m worth cocaine


August 03, 2016

Detectives from the Narcotics Division arrested and charged one man in connection with the seizure of a parcel containing over a kilogram of cocaine in St Andrew on Sunday.

He is 36-year-old Mardo Clarke, a taxi operator of Spaulding Boulevard, Kingston 20.

Reports are that at about 11 a.m., the vehicle Clarke was driving was intercepted by a team of officers on Washington Boulevard, Kingston 20. During a search of the vehicle, one rectangular parcel with cocaine weighing 1.2 kilograms with an estimated street value of $1.3 million was found. He was subsequently arrested and charged for illegal possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and trafficking cocaine.

Clarke is scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday.

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