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13 pounds of cocaine seized at airports, four Europeans arrested

Published:Sunday | January 4, 2015 | 12:19 PM

The police are reporting that between December 28 and New Year’s Day 13 pounds of cocaine valued at J$8.4 million were seized at the island’s two major airports.

In the first incident on December 28, the police seized two and a half pounds of cocaine at the Sangster airport in Montego Bay and arrested 29-year-old Ferron Ford of Birmingham, England for attempting to export the drug.

Then on December 31, 28-year-old Katerina Ana Schofield of Zurich, Switzerland was arrested after she too was caught at the Sangster airport attempting to export another two and a half pounds of cocaine.

Ford and Schofield are scheduled to appear before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

The other two incidents were on New Year’s Day at the Norman Manley International Airport, resulting in the arrests of two British men.

Three and a half pounds of cocaine was found in one of the men’s luggage and 4.6 pounds in the other’s.

Their names are being withheld pending further investigations.

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