Cocaine found strapped to businessman’s body at NMIA

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Members of the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) and the Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) on Tuesday seized more than J$7 million worth of cocaine at the Norman Manley International Airport.
One man was arrested and charged in connection with the find.
Reports are that about 11:35 am, 53-year-old businessman Nehemiah Douglas of Ewarton in St Catherine arrived in the country from Trinidad. During a security screening, 5.27 kg of cocaine valued at J$7,378,000 was found strapped to his body. He was subsequently arrested and later charged for possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine, importing and conspiracy to import cocaine.
Douglas is to appear in the Corporate Area Criminal Court on Tuesday, June 30.

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