An American national has been arrested for cocaine he was reportedly trying to take out of Jamaica.
He is 39-year-old Marcesa Lewis of Texas, United States of America (USA). Reports are that Lewis is a flight attendant.
Reports are that Lewis checked in at the Sangster International Airport in St. James, Saturday, August 17, to board a flight to Houston, Texas. During screening a white substance resembling cocaine was found concealed in a wooden carving inside his luggage. The weight of the drug is approximately one pound; it has an estimated street value of three quarters of a million dollar ($750,000).
He was subsequently charged for possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and attempting to export cocaine. He is scheduled to appear in the St. James Parish Court on Friday, August 23.