JAM | Jun 19, 2023

UPDATE: Flight attendant charged in cocaine bust released on bail

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Michelle Virgo, the female flight attendant caught with an estimated value of US$75,000 (J$11 million) in cocaine at the Sangster International Airport, was released on J$1 million bail when she appeared before the court on Friday (June 16).

The accused bail conditions stipulate that she is to report to the police station three times a week. She was also ordered to surrender her travel documents, and a stop order was put in place, prohibiting her from leaving the island. She was also ordered to submit her fingerprint to the police.

The matter will be mentioned in the St James Parish Court again on September 11.

Virgo is a dual citizen of Jamaica and the United States (US) and is charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine, attempting to export cocaine, and conspiracy to export cocaine.

Reports are that on June 6, Virgo was boarding a flight to New York. During security checks, approximately 1.5 kilogrammes of cocaine was found concealed in a false compartment of her luggage.


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