The 30-year-old Latvian charged with being part of a drug trafficking ring operating from the Norman Manley International Airport, Rihards Upenieks, has been granted bail.
That’s according to his attorney, King’s Counsel, Peter Champagnie.
Upenieks has been charged with dealing in cocaine, possession of cocaine and attempting to export cocaine.
The charges arise from an incident on March 10, where the police reportedly discovered four-point-four kilograms of cocaine among Upenieks’ belongings, as he attempted to board a flight to England.
The drugs, with a street value of about US $4,000 were seized and Upenieks detained.
King’s Counsel Champagnie says his client has a solid alibi.
Peter Champagnie, King’s Counsel.
Upenieks’ co-accused, 32-year-old security guard, Terica Millwood has also been granted bail.
Millwood is charged with conspiracy to export cocaine.