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Woman nabbed in airport drug bust for court tomorrow

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2016 | 3:00 AM

The 30-year-old woman arrested and charged in one of three airport drug busts this week is to appear in court tomorrow.

Shennet James, a security officer of Fort Williams in Petersfield, Westmoreland was on Monday nabbed with approximately two-and-a-half pounds of ganja as she tried to board a flight to Curacao at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

A day later, more than 17 pounds of cocaine was seized in two incidents at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St. James.

According to the Area One Narcotics Police, approximately 1.5 pounds of cocaine was found in the luggage of a male passenger during a security check for passengers boarding an outgoing flight. 

The drug was reportedly found disguised in a bottle for jerk seasoning.

The man, a British national, was arrested.

His identity is being withheld at this time.

Another 15.75 pounds of cocaine was allegedly found hidden in the engine of a ramp vehicle.

No one was arrested in connection with this seizure.

However  investigations are ongoing.