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Three Antiguan football officials held on drug charges in Jamaica

March 27, 2018 4:44 AM
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Three members of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) delegation to Sunday's international friendly football match against Jamaica have been detained at the Norman Manley International Airport on drug charges.

The members, believed to be two equipment managers and a coach, were prevented from boarding their flight back to Antigua at around 2:15 yesterday afternoon after marijuana was allegedly found in their bags.

They have since been taken to the Narcotics Police Division for processing, while the team's manager is still being questioned.

Jamaica Football Federation President Michael Ricketts told The Gleaner that the body is ready and willing to offer whatever support is needed by the AFBA, should it make a request.

"I just spoke with a police officer and we're waiting for a formal report on the matter. We will take it from there and offer whatever support we can," Ricketts said.

The Gleaner contacted the ABFA but calls to President Everton Gonsalves' phone went unanswered, while another official said he was unaware of the situation.


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