Jamaican remanded over seven-kilo cocaine bust at airport

A Jamaican man who allegedly had over seven kilos of cocaine in his possession while he was an outgoing passenger at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri was yesterday remanded to prison by Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton.

Merkin Chase Heman of Kingston, Jamaica pleaded not guilty to trafficking in narcotics when he appeared at Court Five of the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

It is alleged that on October 28 at the CJIA, Timehri, he trafficked in narcotics by exporting 7 kilogrammes 272 grammes of cocaine. He was said to be an outgoing passenger when the drugs were discovered.

Attorney-at-law Rexford Jackson appeared for Heman in association with attorney-at-law Glen Hanoman.

Police prosecutor Shellon Daniels asked that bail be refused.

The magistrate transferred the case to the Providence Magistrate’s Court for November 7.

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