March 24, 2021A team of officers assigned to the Area One Narcotics Division seized three pounds of cocaine at the Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay in St. James during an operation on Saturday, March 20. One woman was arrested and charged for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act in connection with the seizure.

She is 42-year-old Stacey-Ann Smith, a data entry clerk of Irwin, Montego Bay in St. James.

Reports are that about 11:00 a.m., Smith arrived at the airport and attempted to board a Jet Blue flight destined to Fort Lauderdale in the United States of America. During security checks, approximately three pounds of cocaine was found in her possession. She was subsequently arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine, Dealing in Cocaine and Attempting to Export Cocaine.

The illicit drug has as estimated street value of USD 68,000.00. 

She is scheduled to appear before the St. James Parish Court on Monday, March 29.

Investigation continues.