Some 19 kilos of cocaine was discovered in luggage at the Hewanorra International Airport on Sunday and seized by drug enforcement officials, according to reliable sources.
The illegal substance was found in an unlabeled red suitcase destined for Toronto, Canada on a West Jet flight which was scheduled to leave St. Lucia at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 8.
“The bag in question was 90 percent filled with cocaine blocks,” a source told St. Lucia News Online (SNO).
A senior police official confirmed the details, but said the authorities have not made any arrest in this regard.
According to the official, the bag could not be traced to anyone on the flight.