Jamaican chef on drug charges
Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged Jamaican national Martell Antonio Stewart, 41, for four drug offences.
Stewart, a chef, arrived by air from Jamaica last Wednesday and was interviewed by Police after clearing Immigration. He was referred to a medical facility where he passed out 32 packets containing cannabis which he had ingested.
He has been charged with possession of one pound of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation.
He is to appear at the District ‘B’ Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
In a separate matter, the captain and crew of a ship registered in Guyana are assisting police with investigations into the seizure of a quantity of cannabis and cocaine.
According to police public relations officer Inspector David Welch, this follows an operation carried out on Friday by members of the Drug Squad and Customs and Excise Department supported by the Police Canine Unit, Marine Unit and the Barbados Coast Guard, onboard RudisaGlobal which is berthed at the Bridgetown Port. (PR/NB)