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Drug Bust At Kingston Airport of Man in Over-sized Shoes

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    JAMAICA- A businessman is now before the court on cocaine charges after being held at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, allegedly with two pounds of cocaine in his shoes.

    But accused‎ Derrick Shand, through his lawyer Vincent Wellesley has denied that the shoes, in which the cocaine was found, belonged to him. Wellesley told the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court, during ‎a bail application on Wednesday, that the pair of shoes is a size 11 and that his client wears size eight.

    Furthermore, Wellesley told the court that the footwear was discovered‎ on the conveyor belt going through the security X-ray machine and not on his client's feet, suggesting there could have been a mix-up of shoes.

    The 31-year-old who operates a barbershop in Tavares Gardens, Kingston 11, was preparing to board a flight to Toronto, Canada on July 16 when he was held.

    The cocaine was discovered beneath the insoles.

    The Jamaica Observer/August 28, 2014


    Graphic: Johnlund.com

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    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


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