Sun | Dec 17, 2017

Portmore man found with almost $100m worth of cocaine at home pleads guilty

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 2:00 PM

A Portmore man who was found with almost $100 million worth of cocaine at his house in Caribbean Estate was convicted in the St Catherine Parish Court yesterday.

Thirty-six-year-old Michael Abrahams pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and dealing in cocaine.

Abrahams will be sentenced on Friday, December 22.

He was charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine, using premises for the storage of cocaine, conspiracy, and possession of criminal property after drugs weighing 77.5 kilogrammes and a quantity of cash were found during a search of a house he occupied in Caribbean Estate on July 7.

The police say they found three large travelling bags and one suitcase, with seventy rectangular parcels containing cocaine valued more than $92.8 million.

They also said approximately US$1,400 and J$40,000 in cash were also seized.