Cruise worker charged with cocaine smuggling

| 11/03/2011

(CNS): A 41-year-old man from St Vincent has been charged with importation of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to supply. the man who was arrested earlier this week appeared in court Friday afternoon 11 March. The charges relate to a two kilo cocaine seizure in George Town by the RCIPS drugs task force last weekend. Three cruise ship workers were arrested after a stop and search operation in the waterfront area. Police did not say what has happened to the 27 year old man from St. Vincent and the Jamaican aged 31 who were also arrested, as the cruise ship on which they work had departed Saturday evening.

The RCIPS stated that the chief of security on the ship was immediately notified of the arrests and officers had liaised with the cruise line in relation to the enquiry. It is not clear which ship the man had arrived on but there were three ships in port on Saturday — Jewel of the Seas, AIDAluna and Oceana.

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