A female flight attendant with LIAT was on Tuesday arrested and held for questioning by the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) for a drug-related offense.
The Saint Lucia-born air hostess was allegedly found with cocaine in her possession at the Grantley Adams International Airport, after arriving on a flight from Saint Lucia on that same day.
A senior police official confirmed with St. Lucia News Online (SNO) on Wednesday that the female is still in police custody in Barbados and is likely to face charges for the drug-related offense.
The police official said the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) was informed of the arrest and will be given details shortly. However, until such time they are unable to provide any information.
Regional news media have reported that Barbados’ Police Public Relations Officer, David Welch, also confirmed the arrest and said the female LIAT employee will inevitably face charges.
LIAT has also issued a statement confirming the incident, and said its management will give its full support for, and cooperation with, law enforcement authorities in relation to any investigations.