Two BVI nationals appeared in the Magistrate’s Court in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands on Thursday (May 24) for allegedly trying to smuggle 11 kilograms of cocaine through the Cyril E King Airport on the island of St Thomas.
Thirty-six-year-old Jason Frett and 54-year-old Ashley Warner of Tortola are jointly charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.
According to reports from USVI media, Frett and Warner allegedly tried to smuggle the drugs in coolers.
Further allegations are that the accused men were destined to travel to the United States mainland before they were caught.
It said the men have been placed on remand in the USVI pending further investigation from the US Customs and Border Protection and other US authorities.
Media reports indicate that the accused men face prison time of not less than 10 years or a fine of up to $10,000,000 million dollars.
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