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Belgian man on cocaine charges for court on Friday

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:00 AM

A 55-year-old Belgian man on cocaine charges is to appear in the St James Parish Court on Friday. 

Jan Gerebern Kempen, a farmer of Belgium is charged with Possession of Cocaine, Dealing in Cocaine and Attempting to Export Cocaine.

Detectives attached to the Narcotics Division arrested and charged  Kempen after he was found in possession of cocaine at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay on Sunday.

Reports are that about 4:30 p.m., Kempen checked in to board a departing flight to Brussels lawmen, during a search found the cocaine concealed on his person. The illicit drug has an estimated street value of $34,000.

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