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Manchester men allegedly held with cocaine granted bail

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 3:11 PM

The two Manchester men allegedly held with cocaine valued at $18 million were each granted $500,000 bail when they appeared in the Manchester Parish Court yesterday.

The applications were made by attorneys-at-law Abina Morris and Walter Melbourne.

Kenardo Scille and Donald Chin, of Porus in the parish, are charged with possession of, dealing in and taking steps to export cocaine.

As conditions of their bails, they were ordered by the court to surrender their travel documents and report to the Porus police on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

They were ordered to return to court on April 27.

The police had reported that on Friday, March 10 the two men were travelling in a motor car along the Hatfield main road when the driver was signalled to stop.

The vehicle was searched and 36 handbags were found in a suitcase on the back seat of the car.

The police say a detailed search revealed that each bag had a false compartment containing a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine.

They were arrested and subsequently charged.