ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Canadian husband and wife who were caught with more than half a million dollars worth of cocaine at VC Bird International Airport on Saturday have been charged with drug trafficking among other related offences.
In addition to charging Robert Veillette and his wife Angie Eliotte, the Organisation of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) has also accused airport worker Kenny Reynolds of drug trafficking.
The trio face further joint charges of being concerned with the supply of the contraband and exportation of the four kilos of the Class A drug for which the street value is estimated to be $565,115.
According to the communications department within the ONDCP, Veillette, 49, and, Eliotte 37, are also charged for possession and intent to supply the illegal substance. Reynolds is not accused of those offences.
The couple was due to depart Antigua & Barbuda for their homeland when ONDCP officers allegedly caught them with the substance strapped to their bodies.
The accused drug couriers are expected in the All Saints Magistrate’s Court today.
They would not be asked to plead to any of the charges since the quantity of drugs involved exceeds the amount for which a magistrate can conduct a trial.