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Two Charged With Airport Cocaine Bust

Three days after a major drug bust at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) the two men accused of trying to smuggle nearly $14,000 worth of cocaine out of the country were on Monday charged in the magistrates’ court for the crime.

According to police reports, around 3:45 p.m. Friday officers from the Central Intelligence Bureau acting on a tip went to the U.S. Departure Lounge at LPIA where they searched a carry-on bag headed to the United States and found one and three-quarters worth of cocaine.

The drugs have an estimated street value of $13,500.

In court yesterday 22-year-old Jamal Deangelo McCoy of Mackey Street and 32-year-old Marcello Robert Cartwright of Joe Farrington Road were charged in connection with the drug bust.

They were both charged with one count of possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply, conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with the intent to supply, taking preparatory steps to export dangerous drugs and conspiracy to export dangerous drugs.

McCoy and Cartwright pleaded not guilty to the charges.

They were denied bail and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prisons (HMP) until April 17, 2014.

McCoy’s attorney is Jomo Campbell while Gregory Hilton represents Cartwright.

Man On Marijuana Charge

Also in court Monday facing drug possession charges was 27-year-old Crooked Island Street resident Drexel Tre Clarke.

On Friday, November 22 in a separate drug bust, police arrested Clarke, who allegedly had 12 wrapped foil packages of suspected marijuana.

He was charged with one count of possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply.

Clarke pleaded not guilty, was denied bail and was also remanded to prison until April 17, 2014.

He was not represented by an attorney.

Both cases were heard in Court #8 before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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