Police charge 56 year old man in drug bust at NMIA
The narcotics police have formally charged 56-year-old Robert Chin, in relation to the seizure of 12 kilograms of cocaine at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, on Monday.
Chin who is from Mona in Kingston, has been charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine, attempting to export cocaine and conspiracy to export cocaine.
Reports are that about 7:00 am, Chin was attempting to board a departing flight to the united states but managed to escape, after anomalies were detected on a suitcase assigned to him.
A search of the luggage was conducted and the illicit drug with an estimated street value of US$600,000 was found.
A search was launched and he was intercepted in the Kingston 6 area and arrested.
He is scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St. Andrew parish court tomorrow, January 6.