Clarendon residents charged | cops disrupt drug trafficking syndicate

The Narcotics Police said they disrupted a Drug Trafficking Syndicate operating between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago when they arrested and charged three persons at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

The three charged with Possession of Cocaine, Dealing in Cocaine, and Importing Cocaine are:

– Francine Barrett, 30, from Frankfield district in Clarendon

– Jermain Smith, 38, from Frankfield district in Clarendon

– Lovelace Hamilton, 43, from Trout Hall district in Clarendon

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said reports from the Narcotics Police are that Barrett, Smith and Hamilton arrived in Jamaica on a flight from Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday, January 30.

During security checks, white substance resembling cocaine was found allegedly in their possession, the JCF added.

“They were then taken to a medical facility where they [allegedly] expelled a quantity of homemade capsules, containing white substance resembling cocaine weighing approximately seven pounds with an estimated street value of $7.5 million.”

Barrett is to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Monday, February 11.

Smith and Hamilton are to appear in the said court on Tuesday, February 12.


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