A Barbadian national has been convicted for the seizure of over four pounds of cocaine at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St. James.

On Thursday, October 26, 40-year-old carpenter Kelvin Charles, from Bridgetown, Barbados, attempted to board a Virgin Atlantic flight en route for London Heathrow.

During security screening procedures, four pounds of cocaine were discovered concealed in false compartments in his luggage.

Charles was subsequently arrested and charged by detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division.

He was brought before the St. James Parish Court on Friday, November 17, where he pleaded guilty.

Charles was fined $200,000 or six months imprisonment for possession of cocaine, $400,000 or six months imprisonment for attempting to export cocaine, dealing with cocaine and a mandatory six months imprisonment.
Charles will serve a total of 18 months imprisonment if his fines are not paid.