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Men caught with cocaine hidden in their underwear for court tomorrow

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2016 | 3:55 PM

Three nationals of St Vincent are to appear in the St Ann’s Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court tomorrow after being arrested and charged for breaches of the Dangerous Drug Act.

They are 40-year-old Lloyd Thomas, 24-year-old Dasrick Moore and 25-year-old Kishorn Simon.

The Vincentians, who were crew members aboard a shipping vessel at the Ocho Rios Pier in St Ann, were arrested by detectives assigned to the Area 2 narcotics police yesterday.

The police say between 12:15 and 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon, the three were in the process of boarding the vessel when they were stopped and searched by lawmen at a Police checkpoint.

It was discovered that all three men had several parcels of cocaine hidden in their underwear.

The police say the combined weight of the cocaine seized from all three men is approximately five pounds and has an estimated street value of $6 million.

The men were subsequently charged with Possession of Cocaine, Dealing in Cocaine and Taking Steps in Preparation to Export Cocaine.