He was arrested at about 12:10 p.m. on June 7, 2013 when officers attached to the drug unit responded to a report from the airport.
The police release states that Steckel was scheduled to travel on LIAT flight 5866 which was bound to Barbados.
The drugs were initially discovered during a preboarding screening by airport personnel, who noticed packages concealed within the walls of Steckles’ baggage.
The police subsequently took him into custody and conducted a thorough search which produced nine packages of dry cannabis.
He appeared before the First District Court in Castries on Monday, June 10, 2013, the report said.