ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A wheelchair-bound Jamaican man and three others have been detained by police after lawmen stationed at VC Bird International Airport busted him, on Sunday, with over 20 pounds of cannabis as he disembarked a flight from Jamaica.
The drugs were allegedly found stashed in his battery-operated wheelchair.
As the 27 year old approached the Immigration desk, the police carried out a routine check of his person and property and discovered 20 and three quarter pounds of the contraband in the two large power supply batteries attached to the chair.
The drug reportedly has an estimated street value of $83,000.
The three people who were awaiting the suspect’s arrival at the airport were detained. Two of them are Jamaicans and the other is an Antiguan national of Swetes Village.
Up to press time the quartet was in police custody but no charges had been filed.
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