Three women caught with bolitas at PJIA

October 17, 2007 by admin
Filed under: Airline News, Law Enforcement and Crime, St. Maarten News 

PHILIPSBURG–Customs on St. Maarten are investigating three female drug mules who were caught at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) trying to board KLM and Air France flights with cocaine bolitas, to see if they are linked to each other.

Chief Customs Officer Anthony Doran told reporters the cocaine and cocaine base confiscated from some 200 bolitas weighed around 2.5kg.

He identified the suspects as I.R.B. and A.H.B.A., both born in Santo Domingo and living in St. Maarten, and F.S.A.F. of Curacao. He said they all had been caught during controls at the airport this past week.

He said F.S.A.F. had arrived in St. Maarten from Curacao and had been about to board an Air France flight that would have taken her to Paris, France, when Customs officers found reason to suspect her of having swallowed bolitas. She was taken to St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) where she was X-rayed and found to have a large quantity of bolitas.

The other two suspects had been in St. Maarten for some time and were about to board a KLM flight that would have taken them to Amsterdam, Holland, via Aruba, when they were caught by Customs.

Doran said further details regarding the cases could not be released at this stage, as the investigation was still ongoing.

Source: The Daily Herald St. Maarten

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