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American man charged following cocaine seizure in St James

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 10:41 AM

The Narcotics Police arrested an American man at the Sangster International Airport in St James for breaches of Dangerous Drugs Act on Saturday.

He is 39-year-old Marcesa Lewis of Texas.

The police report that Lewis checked in to board a flight to Houston, Texas when during screening a white substance resembling cocaine was found concealed in a wooden carving inside his luggage.

According to the police, the drug weighed approximately one pound and has an estimated street value of $750,000.

He was subsequently charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine, and  attempting to export cocaine.

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

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