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Former security guards allegedly held with cocaine to go on trial today

Published:Monday | November 16, 2015 | 11:07 AM

Former security guards allegedly held with cocaine to go on trial today  

Two former Guardsman Limited security guards who were allegedly held with 66 kilograms of cocaine two years ago are to stand trial today. 

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

They are to stand trial in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court before magistrate, Carolyn Tie. 

The trial should have started in May but had to be put off because a lawyer in the case was ill. 

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.