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Alleged British cocaine smuggler for court this Friday

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2016 | 10:56 AM

One of two British nationals arrested at the Sangster airport in Montego Bay on Friday, allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine, is to appear in the St James Parish Court on June 10.

The police say about 6:35 p.m., 48-year-old Leroy Smith of London, England was preparing to board a flight when he was searched and a rectangular package with cocaine weighing 11.5 pounds was found in his carry-on luggage.

Smith was charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and taking steps to export cocaine.

Earlier, a British woman who was also preparing to board a flight to London was arrested after five liquor bottles with an oily liquid, believed to be cocaine, were found in her luggage.

The police have not released her identity.

However, they say she remains in custody as detectives continue investigations.