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Man In Court In Connection With Airport Cocaine Seizure

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN was denied bail on Friday after being arraigned in Magistrates Court concerning the recent seizure of cocaine at Lynden Pindling International Airport.

Trevino Thompson, 25, of Fox Hill, appeared before Magistrate Andrew Forbes facing counts of taking preparatory steps to export dangerous drugs and of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply concerning an incident that occurred on January 5.

It is alleged that while at the airport he was in possession of 2.6lbs of cocaine with intent to distribute. It is further claimed that he tried to smuggle the drugs to the United States.

According to police reports, shortly after 7pm a man was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol officials at the US Pre-Clearance Departure Lounge. Just over two pounds of cocaine was allegedly discovered in his luggage.

Thompson pleaded not guilty to both allegations and will stand trial on April 7 and faces up to seven years' imprisonment if convicted.

Due to the nature of the offences, Thompson could not be considered for bail and was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services to await trial.

He has the right to apply for bail to the Supreme Court.

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