A mechanic was arrested and charged after he attempted to smuggle cocaine into the US.
Reports are that 46-year-old Errol Ellis arrived at the Sangster International Airport in St. James on Sunday (August 15) and later fell ill.
Ellis is reported to have fallen ill in the midst of boarding a departing flight to New Jersey.
He was rushed by emergency personnel to a medical facility where he was admitted for four days under police guard.
During the period of his admittance, he excreted over one hundred cocaine pellets weighing approximately 2.5 pounds.
Ellis was charged with the following offences of:
- Possession of cocaine
- Dealing in cocaine
- Taking steps preparatory to exporting cocaine
The drugs have an estimated street value of $55,000USD.