KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican police say they are foiling a rising number of attempts to smuggle drugs to and from the southern Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao.
Transnational crime police at Kingston's international airport said Sunday that three alleged drug mules have been arrested after arriving on a flight from Curacao. The two Jamaican men and one Guyanese man allegedly expelled scores of pellets of cocaine after being stopped for security screening last week.
Days before, a 24-year-old Jamaican woman who allegedly ingested 32 pellets of cocaine was arrested at the same airport after disembarking from a Curacao flight.
Several Jamaicans have also been arrested trying to smuggle marijuana to Curacao on recent flights from Kingston, including a 48-year-old man who allegedly ingested three pounds (1.3 kilograms) of pot.