Carenage man in court for allegedly attempting to board Barbados flight with cocaine worth $1.9 million

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:45

A Carenage man has appeared before an Arima Magistrate, charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, after he attempted to board a flight to Barbados, with the drug concealed in his luggage.

Marlon John, 40, a promoter, of Upper L’anse Mitan Road, Carenage, was at the Piarco International Airport around 5:10 pm on Saturday 20th May, 2017, preparing to board a flight to Barbados, when he was stopped at a security checkpoint.

The suspect’s luggage was checked and two packages containing 4.18 kilogrammes of cocaine were allegedly found concealed inside.

The drug has an estimated street value of TT$1.9 million.

John, was charged by Cpl Rawlins of the Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau and appeared before Senior Magistrate Gillian Scotland, in the Arima 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday 23rd May, 2017.

The matter was adjourned to Tuesday 6th June, 2017.