Jamaican court orders arrest of Bermudian


A Jamaican court ordered the arrest of a Bermudian facing cocaine charges.

The Jamaica Gleaner reported that Paulos Francis, from Devonshire, failed to attend St James Parish Court on Thursday.

Mr Francis was on bail for charges of possessing, dealing in and attempting to export 3,500g of cocaine.

The court heard he left the island on October 21, despite an order from the courts.

Mr Francis was reportedly arrested on April 1 after he allegedly checked in at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, for a Belgium-bound flight.

While he was preparing to board the flight, detectives carried out a search of his suitcase and found a false compartment with a rectangular shaped parcel inside.

The package was found to contain a white powdery substance, which investigators later confirmed to be cocaine worth an estimated $4.3 million Jamaican ($33,746 US).

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