Man arrested for trying to smuggle cocaine in potatoes

October 28, 2016

Forty-eight-year-old Leslie Hunter, a labourer of Greenwich Farm Fishing Beach, Kingston 13, who was arrested at the AJAS Cargo Warehouse at the Norman Manley International Airport attempting to export cocaine, has been charged.

He was charged last Tuesday after being interviewed in the presence of his attorney. He has been charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine, attempting to export cocaine and conspiracy. He is scheduled to appear before the Corporate Area Criminal Court on Tuesday.

Reports are that about 2:15 p.m. on October 20, security personnel were conducting checks on items declared as ground provisions to be exported to England when an anomaly was observed. As a result, narcotics detectives checked the content and nine of the potatoes were found to contain cylindrical parcels with cocaine.

Subsequent investigations led the officers to Hunter, who was taken into custody.

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