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Four caught with drugs at Norman Manley Airport, two in wheelchairs

Published:Tuesday | December 31, 2013 | 4:58 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Two wheelchair-bound men are among four persons now in custody after being arrested by personnel from the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) yesterday after they were found in possession of ganja.




The police say that about 3:15 p.m. one man arrived at the NMIA in a wheel chair being pushed by another man toward the check in area, to board an outgoing flight destined to Curacao.



He was stopped for security screening and a search of his wheel chair revealed ganja weighing 17.5 pounds in the seat.



Money amounting to US$135 was also seized.



Approximately 15 minutes later another man arrived for check in at the airport, also in a wheel chair.



He was scheduled to board the same flight destined to Curacao.



He too was stopped for security screening and a search of his suitcase revealed fiber glass compartments with ganja weighing 4.4 pounds.



Money amounting to US$650 was also seized.



They further say more than an hour later about 4:55 p.m., a woman arrived on a flight from Curacao and was stopped for security screening.



She refused to cooperate with security personnel and was subsequently taken to hospital where she was checked and found to have ingested drugs.



Drugs seized totaled 21.9 pounds with an estimated street value of J$109, 500 and US$785.



All four individuals were taken into custody, however, their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.



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