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Cocaine trial of security guards pushed back

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2015 | 5:55 AM

The highly-anticipated trial of the two former Guardsman Limited security guards who were allegedly held with 66 kilograms of cocaine has been put off to November 16.

Owen Glaze and Andrew Brown are charged with possession of, dealing in, taking steps to export, and trafficking cocaine.

The matter could not get underway in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday because one of the lawyers in the case is ill.

Presiding magistrate, Carolyn Tie, postponed the trial and extended the accused bails.

The court was also told that the prosecution intends to call witnesses.

Glaze and Brown were arrested on April 20, 2013, by members of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force, the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division and the Jamaica Defence Force, following an operation along the Mount Carey main road in St James.

It is alleged that the defendants’ vehicle was stopped and searched and the cocaine, valued at approximately $264 million, was found.

Glaze and Brown were subsequently charged.