Two residents from London, England were unsuccessful in their attempt to leave the country last week Thursday with a quantity of illegal drugs.
The two, Nadine Jones and Simeon Archibald who is a 35-year old photographer were nabbed by Police Officers attached to the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force at the Maurice Bishop International Airport while they were preparing to leave the country on an English flight after spending one week at a hotel in the south of the island.
At the time of the arrest they had in their possession 1.3 kilos of cocaine that has a street value of $133,800.
A confidential source told THE NEW TODAY newspaper the drugs were stashed in a number of jeans pants.
Charges of possession and trafficking in an illegal substance are laid on the pair.
Jones and Archibald appeared in court on Monday before Magistrate Tahera Gellineau at the Number Two Magistrate’s Court, but due to ongoing investigations they were remanded to custody at the Richmond Hill Prisons, and are due to be brought back to court today, Friday August 3.
The 31-year old Jones is being represented by Attorney Arley Gill who is seeking to have a speedy trial for his client whom he said is a mother.
However, Police Prosecutor Kerry Swan told the court he cannot say how long the investigations would take.
Swan said with the likelihood of the investigations going on for as long as nine days, it might be possible that the matter can be heard after the Carnival festivities.