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Police report disruption of drug syndicate between Jamaica and Trinidad

Published:Friday | February 8, 2019 | 9:51 AM
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The Narcotics Police are reporting that they have disrupted a drug trafficking syndicate operating between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

The police say three persons were arrested in connection with the ring and have since been charged with breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

Charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and importing cocaine are Francine Barrett, 30, Jermain Smith, 38, both of Frankfield district, Clarendon and 43-year-old Lovelace Hamilton of Trout Hall district, Clarendon.

The police say they were accosted on Thursday, January 30 when they arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on a flight from Trinidad and Tobago.

During security checks, white substance resembling cocaine was found in their possession.

They were then taken to a medical facility where they expelled a quantity of homemade capsules containing white substance resembling cocaine weighing approximately seven pounds with an estimated street value of $7.5 million.

Barrett is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Monday, February 11 while Smith and Hamilton are scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, February 12.

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