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British security guard attempts to transport cocaine through Sangster Airport, charged

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2016 | 5:23 AM

A British national is among two men who were recently arrested for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay St James.

Jason Robinson, a 22-year-old security guard from Birmingham, England, was attempting to board a flight to England last Saturday when he was searched and cocaine weighing 3.5 pounds found in his luggage.

Robinson was arrested and charged with Possession of, Dealing in, and Attempting to Export Cocaine.

He will appear in court on Friday.

In a similar case, 22-year-old Sydney Edwards was seen at the airport in a motor car acting in a manner that aroused the suspicion of the police.

His vehicle was subsequently searched by the Police and 23 parcels of ganja seized.

Edwards who is from Wakefield, Trelawny has been charged with Possession of, and Dealing in Ganja.

He is to appear in the St James Parish Court on  May 11.