Published On: Tue, Feb 17th, 2015

Jamaica women caught smuggling cocaine from Curacao

cocaïneKINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican police say two alleged drug mules have been arrested after disembarking flights from the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao.

In a Monday statement, the Jamaica Constabulary Force identified the two suspects as Jamaican women who worked as market vendors. They recently returned to Jamaica on separate flights from Curacao and were detained by authorities at Kingston’s international airport.

Police allege one of the women expelled 55 pellets containing nearly 2 pounds (nearly a kilogram) of cocaine. The other allegedly had just over a pound of cocaine (about half a kilogram) strapped to her body.

Early last year, Jamaican police said they were foiling a rising number of attempts to smuggle drugs to and from Curacao.

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