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French allegedly caught with cocaine remanded

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2015 | 4:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:

A French woman who was arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle half a pound of cocaine out of the island in bottles of cosmetics had her case deferred to May 15 when she appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Thirty-three-year-old Emillie Legros, whose exact address in France was not given in court, is charged with possession of, dealing in, and attempting to export cocaine.

When the case was mentioned on Monday, the court was told that the prosecution's case file was incomplete as the forensic certificate was not yet ready.

Resident Magistrate Natalie Hart-Hines subsequently extended Legros' bail until the next court date, which she set for Friday, May 15.

allegations

The allegations against Legros are that on November 26, 2014, at approximately 11:00 p.m, she was at the Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, preparing to board an outgoing Jetair Fly flight to Brussels when her luggage was checked by security personnel.

During a check of her travelling bag, the officers' attention was drawn to four cosmetic bottles - one was marked Avon Cool Confidence, another marked Brut Sport, the third marked Dove Original Clean, and the fourth marked Ammens Medicated Powder.

The bottles were opened and were found to contain packages with a white substance resembling cocaine. Legros was arrested and charged.