Canadian mother and daughter busted with cocaine at Jamaica airport


KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday January 7, 2016 – A Canadian woman and her daughter have been arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston after being caught with cocaine.

Joyce Sutton, 68, and her 47-year-old daughter, Sharon Howard, were nabbed on Tuesday.

Police report that around 1:30 p.m., after the two checked in to board a flight to Canada, Howard was searched during a security check, and four parcels containing two pounds of cocaine were found.

An interview was conducted with both women and Sutton was also searched. Two parcels containing a total of one pound of cocaine were seized.

The cocaine has a street value of approximately J$1.5 million (US$12,469).

Howard and Sutton were charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine, taking steps to export cocaine and conspiracy to export cocaine.

They are scheduled to appear in court next Friday.

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