Police Dog Assists In Cocaine Seizure, Arrest

A Canadian has been arrested on drug charges after a police dog alerted lawmen to drugs in one of his suitcases at the airport in Kingston, Sunday.

Charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and attempting to export cocaine is 55-year-old David Barnes, an upholsterer of Toronto, Canada.

Reports from the Narcotics Division are that about 2:20 p.m., Barnes arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport to board a flight to Toronto, Canada. A police canine alerted its handler to one of his suitcases where cocaine weighing approximately eight pounds was found.

The drug has an estimated street value of JMD 4 million.

Barnes is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on Friday, November 16.

Franklin McKnight

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