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Bermudan held with cocaine at Sangster airport — police

Monday, April 02, 2018

ST JAMES, Jamaica — A 31-year-old Bermudan was yesterday arrested and charged after he reportedly attempted to board a flight destined to Belgium with a suitcase containing cocaine at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James.

Paulos Francis of Loyal Hill, Denishire, Bermuda has been charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and attempting to export cocaine.

Reports are that about 5:00 pm, Francis checked in at the airport and attempted to board the flight when detectives from the Narcotics Division searched his suitcase and found a false compartment.

A rectangular shaped parcel, containing white powdery substance resembling cocaine, weighing approximately three and a half kilograms was seized. The drug has an estimated street value of $4,375,000.

Francis is scheduled to appear before the St James Parish Court on Friday.