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Two UK tourists arrested at Grenada airport with 1.3kg of cocaine in luggage

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Two British tourists have been charged with drug possession and trafficking after authorities in Grenada allegedly found 1.3 kilograms of cocaine concealed in their luggage.

Two British tourists have been charged with drug possession and trafficking after authorities in Grenada allegedly found 1.3 kilograms of cocaine concealed in their luggage.

Police say the tourists were arrested at Maurice Bishop international airport as they attempted to board a Virgin Atlantic flight to London.

Simeon Archibald and Nadine Jones were remanded on Monday after appearing before a judge.

The suspects’ hometowns were not immediately disclosed. Police say Archibald is a 35-year-old photographer.

Police say the pair had been in Grenada for a week before their Thursday arrest at the small Caribbean country’s airport.

If there is a conviction, drug-related offences in Grenada can carry a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment.

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