Two women who were last week arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) for cocaine possession are scheduled to appear in the Corporate Area Criminal Court on Thursday, February 19.
They are higglers 39-year-old Ann-Marie Lawrence of Spanish Town, St Catherine, and 56-year-old Joan Davis of a Kingston address.
The women will answer to charges of possession and dealing in cocaine, attempting to import cocaine and conspiracy to import cocaine.
Reports are that about 11:20 am on Monday, February 9, Lawrence arrived at the airport on a flight from Curacao when she was stopped and interviewed by the police. She was subsequently taken to hospital, where over the course of four days she expelled 55 cocaine pellets, weighing approximately 1.8 pounds.
Davis, who also arrived at the NMIA on a flight from Curacao, was nabbed when she was stopped and searched and cocaine weighing approximately 1.2 pounds found strapped to her body.
The estimated value of the drug seized is J$1,907,000.