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Five arrested for drugs at airport

The Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) arrested and charged four men and one woman for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act on February 27 and March 3, 2014.

Reports are that on February 27, 48-year-old Gilbert Cousins of Hamstead in St Catherine was arrested after he was accused of attempted to leave the Norman Manley International Airport on a flight to Curaçao with 2.86 pounds of ganja he had ingested.

On the same day, 24-year-old Kemar Taylor of 19 Miles, Sandy Bay, Clarendon, was arrested after arriving at the Norman Manley International Airport on a flight from Curaçao. After TCND detectives interviewed her, she was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital where she expelled 32 pellets containing cocaine weighing half-pound.

Meanwhile, on March 3, TCND detectives took three men into custody after they reportedly attempted to enter the island with cocaine.

The men have been identified as 46-year-old Christopher Douglas of Sunflower Avenue in Clarendon, 26-year-old Kevin Boothe of Mineral Heights, Clarendon, and 46-year-old Jonathan Fontanelle of Georgetown in Guyana.

The men arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport on a flight, which originated in Curaçao. They were taken to the Kingston Public Hospital where they expelled 174 pellets of cocaine weighing approximately 3.47 pounds.

All will appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court this week.Jermaine Barnaby

Eleven-year-old Shaniqua Graham watches as persons from Seaview Gardens community (phase two) collect their certificates of title during a recent handover ceremony. Seventy persons were given certificates of title.

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