ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, April 21 2015 – Police arrested 33-year-old Jason Corey Weekes of Barbados with almost eight pounds of Cannabis at the VC Bird International Airport on Sunday.

Weekes aroused the suspicion of officers attached to the Narcotics Department, who were on duty at the airport, leading to a search on his suitcase. The search revealed two false compartments inside his suitcase. A total 16 packages of compressed Cannabis were found concealed inside the compartments, weighing 7 ¾ pounds.

Weekes was arrested and taken into custody. He is expected to be charged in connection with the offence. Weekes was one of several passengers to arrive in Antigua on Sunday aboard a Caribbean Airlines flight from Kingston Jamaica.

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