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Brown will not give evidence in drug trial

A Jamaican man accused of trying to smuggle more than $90,000 worth of cocaine into Bermuda has chosen not to give evidence in his trial.

Tyrone Brown informed the Supreme Court jury yesterday morning that he would not be taking the stand.

Mr Brown is alleged to have imported 894.6 grams of the drug on to the island on April 18, this year. He denies the charge.

Jurors have been told that the 31-year-old electrician arrived in Bermuda on April 17 on the American Airlines flight from Miami. Earlier the same day he had started his journey in Jamaica.

However his luggage did not arrive until the next day when customs officers searched it and discovered two packages of cocaine.

The trial continues.

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Published August 31, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated August 31, 2016 at 5:37 am)

Brown will not give evidence in drug trial

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