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56-y-o charged in $90m drug bust at NMIA


KINGSTON, Jamaica – Fifty-six-year-old Robert Chin has been charged in relation to the $90m cocaine bust at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Monday, January 2.

Cocaine worth $90m seized at NMIA

Reports are that at about 7:00 am, Chin, who is of a Mona address in Kingston, was attempting to board a departing flight to the United States of America but managed to evade arrest after anomalies were detected on a suitcase assigned to him.

A search of the luggage was conducted and the illicit drug, with an estimated street value of US$600,000 was found.

Chin was later arrested at about 6:30 pm the same day.

Chin has been charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine, attempting to export cocaine, and conspiracy to export cocaine.

He is scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday, January 6.

People’s National Party president Mikael Phillips confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that his brother had been implicated in the incident.