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British woman arrested on drug trafficking charges

By Clinton McGregor    
 
A female British national is in custody facing drug trafficking charges.
 
The Briton, whose name has not yet been released, was arrested Monday after she was reportedly caught in possession of nearly four pounds of cocaine in her luggage at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.
 
The Narcotics Police say about 3 p.m. on Monday, the British national was preparing to board an outgoing flight to London, Gatwick, when she was stopped and searched.
 
Some 1.6 kilogrammes of cocaine with a street value of £38,000 or J$7.6 million was found in her luggage concealed in Jamaican craft items.
 
She is expected to be questioned and charged.
 


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