Elderly man held with cocaine


December 29, 2016

Detectives from the Narcotics Division seized a quantity of cocaine and arrested a 59-year-old office porter of Birmingham, England, for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act after he attempted to board a flight at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday with illicit drugs.

Reports are that about 5 p.m., during a routine bathroom check by the narcotics team, one bottle of white rum and a bottle of ginger wine were found in a garbage bin. As a result, the team conducted a detailed passenger check, which identified the man who was in possession of a liquor box with bottles which did not match the names of those purchased on his receipt. The bottles, which were labelled as rum cream, contained a substance suspected to be liquid cocaine.

The man, along with the items, was subsequently taken to the Narcotics Divisional Headquarters, where he was processed by the Scene of Crimes team.

He will be formally interviewed in the presence of his attorney and is expected to be charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and taking preparatory steps to export cocaine. Following that process, he will be booked to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.

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