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Three Americans among four arrested for cocaine at local airports

Published:Monday | August 11, 2014 | 4:27 PM
Sangster International Airport

The Area One Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) and the Ports Division seized more than 7.4 pounds of cocaine during a two-day operation at the Norman Manley International and the Sangster International Airports last week.



The police say four persons were arrested and charged with various breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.



Reports are that last Friday, the team carried out an operation at the Norman Manley International Airport where three female American nationals were arrested after they were searched and cocaine, weighing a total of 6lbs was found.



Charged are 32-year-old Tamesha Fillmore, 31-year-old Jennitta Robinson and 26-year-old Lory Fillmore.



Tamesha Fillmore and Jennitta Robinson are scheduled to appear in the Corporate Area Criminal Court on Wednesday, while Lory Fillmore is scheduled to appear on Friday, to answer charges of possession of and dealing in cocaine and attempting to export cocaine.



On Saturday, 26-year-old Dominic Brissett, of Cornwall Court, St James was also arrested at the Sangster International Airport after cocaine weighing 1.4lbs was found on his person.



He is scheduled to appear in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate Court on Thursday, where he too will answer to charges of possession of and dealing in cocaine and attempting to export cocaine.



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