Belgian man on cocaine charge

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charged.jpgA Belgian man has been arrested and charged after he was reportedly held cocaine at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James.

He has been identified as 55-year-old Jan Gerebern Kempen, a farmer of Belgium.

The police said Kempen checked in to board a departing flight to Brussels, Belgium about 4:30 pm on Sunday and during security screening, the cocaine was found concealed on his person.

The illicit drug has an estimated street value of $34,000.

Kempen was charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and attempting to export cocaine.

He is scheduled to appear in the St James Parish Court on Friday.