Federal Officers discovered 294 plastic-wrapped bricks of cocaine during a routine X-ray inspection of a U.S. Virgin Islands charter flight that landed at Opa-locka Executive Airport. The total haul was 328 kilos, as 6 individuals were arrested.
“The bricks were inside several duffle bags and suitcases belonging to the only passengers on the private plane,” according to Homeland Security Investigations.
The passengers are Shakim Mike, Teshawn Adams, Maleek Leanard and Roystin David. Mike and Adams are officers in the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department. All four defendants are U.S. citizens and all but Adams have detention hearings later this month and arraignments in March.
““As the events of last week demonstrate, now more than ever we must all honor the Constitution, under which Mr. Leanard is presumed innocent,” his attorney, Marshall Dore Louis, said. “In line with that magnificent document, I look forward to vigorously defending Mr. Leanard against these charges.”
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