Nurse held with over $1 million in cocaine attempting to board flight for Barbados

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 13:00

A geriatric nurse pleaded not guilty to a charge of cocaine trafficking, when she appeared before an Arima Magistrate, after allegedly attempting to board a flight to Barbados, with cocaine concealed in her luggage.

Natasha Wilkie, 38, of Hitler Street, Trou Macaque, Laventille, was at the Piarco International Airport, around 7:30am on Friday 21st April, 2017, preparing to board flight BW415, destined for Barbados, when she was stopped and interviewed at a security checkpoint.

The suspect’s suitcase was searched and 2.20 kilogrammes of cocaine were allegedly discovered concealed inside.

The drug has an estimated street value of over one million TT dollars.

Wilkie, was charged by PC Fullerton of the Arima Police Station and appeared before Senior Magistrate Gillian Scotland, in the Arima 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 24th April, 2017.

The matter was adjourned to Friday 28th April, 2017.