Barbadian charged with trying to smuggle $16-million worth of cocaine
MONTEGO BAY, St James – A Barbadian man who was arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle about $16-million worth of cocaine is to return to court on November 10.
The defendant, Kelvin Charles, appeared in the St James Parish Court on Monday on charges of possession of, dealing in, attempting to export and conspiracy to export cocaine.
Reports are that about 10:00 pm on October 26, Charles was about to board a flight from the Sangster International Airport in St James to London when his luggage was searched. During the inspection, a package with two kilogrammes of cocaine was found.
He was subsequently arrested and charged for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.
During Monday’s hearing the court was told that the forensic certificate and the corroborating officer’s statement were still outstanding.
In addition, attorney-at-law Dalton Reid told the court that he was approached to represent Charles, but there are still some details to be sorted out.
The attorney requested that the case be rescheduled for November 10 and stated that he would be able to advise the court at that time. He also indicated that he intends to apply for bail on that day.
Charles was remanded in police custody.