Three foreigners among four held for cocaine, ganja
October 27, 2001
THREE persons, including two foreigners, were Thursday arrested and charged with breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, while another foreigner was arrested for drugs at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, also on Thursday.
Charged with possession of, dealing in and taking steps to export ganja is:
* Michael Cummings Jr, a 33 year-old seaman of Brooklyn New York, while facing similar charges for cocaine are:
* Brandi Stone, an 18-year-old cashier of Court Street, Hamilton, Bermuda; and
* Paula Malcolm, 27, of Love Lane, Montego Bay, St James.
The police reported that the three checked in to board outgoing flights when they were searched at security checkpoints.
The police said ganja weighing more than two kilograms was found in Cummings’ luggage, and cocaine weighing just under one kilogram was allegedly found in Stone’s luggage, while 250 grams was found in Malcolm’s possession.
The three were subsequently arrested and charged and are booked to appear in the St James Resident Magistrate’s Court on Monday, October 29.
And a Briton was on Thursday arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston and charged with breaching the Dangerous Drugs Act.
He is Mark Anthony Clarke, 29, of London, England. He has been charged with possession of, dealing in and taking steps to export cocaine.
The police reported that at about 7:00 pm Clarke was about to board a flight to London when his luggage was X-rayed. Cocaine weighing just under one kilogram was allegedly found in his possession. He was charged and is scheduled to appear in the Corporate Area Criminal Court on Monday.