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St Lucian returning to cruise ship nabbed for cocaine possession

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 4:00 PM

Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division arrested a St Lucian man following the seizure of one pound of cocaine at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny on Monday.

His identity is being withheld pending further investigations.

Reports are that about 4:30 in the afternoon security checks were being conducted on passengers and crew members returning to a cruise ship that was docked at the pier when the man was searched and illicit drugs found in his possession.

He was subsequently arrested.

The cocaine has an estimated street value of $625,000.