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Woman arrested at airport for cocaine concealed as coconut milk

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 10:09 AM

A Canadian woman who allegedly attempted to leave the island yesterday with cocaine hidden in two sachets labelled coconut milk has been arrested by members of the Narcotics Police Division.

The Narcotics Police say a total of 13 pounds of cocaine with a street value of more than $7 million was found in the two sachets as well as a tin of hair spray and two false compartments in the woman’s handbag and a CD holder.

The police say the 45-year-old woman, whose identity is being withheld, is to be questioned in the presence of her attorney before being charged with possession of, dealing in and taking steps to export cocaine.

She is scheduled to appear in the Kingston Parish Court on Friday.

It’s reported that the woman arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston shortly after midday and was about to board a flight for Canada when the police requested a search of the two pieces of luggage she was carrying.

The Narcotics Police report that during the search a white powdery substance was found in the two sachets labelled milk powder, a tin of hair spray and two false compartments in her handbag and a CD holder.

Her arrest comes less than two weeks after more than five pounds of cocaine concealed in packages labelled Jablum Jamaican coffee and Lasco Creamy malt were also seized at the Norman Manley Airport.