Airport workers charged after cocaine bust, offered bail | Loop Jamaica

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Three of four persons employed at or contracted to offer service at Sangster International Airport (SIA) in Montego Bay, St James, who were recently arrested and charged by narcotics detectives with various breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act, were offered bail when they appeared in the St James Parish Court on last week.

The accused, 28-year-old Tavon Murray and 35-year-old Romaine Kerr, both ramp attendants; and 23-year-old Brelanie Reid, an aviation security officer, were each offered bail in the sum of $400,000.

The fourth accused, 43-year-old security supervisor Indra Waite, was absent from court because his legal representation has not yet been resolved.

The accused persons are booked to return to court on November 10.

Reports are that on Sunday, October 10, the accused were servicing a Sun Wing flight prior to departing the SIA for Canada.

Allegations are that the group members conspired and placed a bag with 11.4 kilogrammes of cocaine valued at approximately US$570,000 on the flight.

The cocaine was intercepted at the Toronto Pearson Airport in Canada and one person was arrested and charged.

The assistance of the local Narcotics Division was requested, and a high-level investigation was launched, resulting in the arrests and subsequent charging of the other persons who were allegedly involved.