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Foreigner arrested for attempting to smuggle cocaine through Sangster airport

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 7:31 PM

Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division have arrested and charged one man at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

Thirty-one-year-old Tracyston Mallory of a London, England address, was charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and attempting to export cocaine.

The police say about 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, Mallory was at the security checkpoint to board a flight destined to Brussels, Belgium, when his luggage was searched and 37 parcels of cocaine weighing 1.18 kilogrammes was found concealed in a false compartment.

The police say the drug has an estimated street value of $2 million.

He is scheduled to appear in the St James Parish Court on Friday.

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