Police Narcotics Officers in Jamaica, arrested a 31-year-old Bermudian on Easter Sunday, after more than three kilos of cocaine was found in a false compartment in his suitcase, at the airport in Montego Bay.
According to the report published in the Gleaner, Paulos Francis, of Loyal Hill in Devonshire, was charged for “breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act” at the Sangster International Airport in St James.
He is scheduled to appear before St James Parish Court on Friday, April 6, on three counts – possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and attempting to export cocaine.
The report said Francis checked in at about 5pm and “attempted to board a flight destined for Belgium when detectives from the Narcotics Division conducted a search of his suitcase”.
“During the search a false compartment was found. A rectangular shaped parcel, containing white powdery substance resembling cocaine, weighing approximately three and a half kilograms was found in the compartment.
“The drug has been estimated to value $4.375 million.”