3 Vincentians on drug charges in Jamaica

Police arrested and charged three St Vincent crew members aboard a cruise ship at the Ocho Rios Pier in St Ann on Monday, March 21 with breaches of the Dangerous Drug Act.

Arrested are 40-year-old Lloyd Thomas, 24-year-old Dasrick Moore and 25-year-old Kishorn Simon, all of St Vincent addresses. Reports are that between 12:15 pm and 5:00 pm, the three were in the process of boarding the vessel when they were stopped and searched at a police checkpoint. It was discovered that all three men had several parcels of cocaine hidden in their underwear.

The combined weight of the seized cocaine is approximately five pounds, and has an estimated street value of J$6 million, the police said. The men were charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and taking steps in preparation to export cocaine.

They are to appear in the St. Ann’s Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, March 23.

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