St. Lucians busted with cocaine strapped to buttocks, crotch



Cocaine[] – Two St Lucian nationals were intercepted on Sunday, October 26 about 6:50p.m. en -route to Barbados on LIAT flight 769.

A search, conducted by police upon the person of Christine Lewis of Massade Gros-Islet, revealed five packages containing a quantity of cocaine. Two were found around her waist, two on her buttocks and one on her crotch.

Another search conducted on the person of Shane Verneiul of Faux a Chaux, Castries revealed three packages containing a quantity of cocaine. Two were packed on his buttocks and one on his crotch.

The drugs were concealed in what appeared to be a modified pair of tights. Three packages found on Shane Vernuil have a combine weight of 0.55kgs, whilst the five packages found on Christine Lewis have a combine weight of 1.55kgs.

On Monday 27th October 2014, they were both formally charged for the offences of Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Supply to another and Attempt to export Cocaine.

They are presently detained at the Custody Suites, awaiting their first court appearance. [St. Lucia News Online]




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