A doctor, who police claim tried to smuggle 17 kilogrammes of cocaine in two water heaters, will appear in the Arima Magistrates’ Court tomorrow charged with possession of illegal drugs.
The doctor, police said, is attached to the Tobago Regional Health Authority.
Police allege the doctor was attempting to ship the
two water heaters to Jamaica late last year at Piarco International Airport when the cocaine, valued at $8.6 million, was discovered inside the items.
The doctor at that time denied having any know-
ledge of the cocaine and was released, police said.
However, on Friday, police officers arrested the doctor in Tobago, and he was flown to Trinidad and charged with the offence.
Police said in 2012, the doctor was also charged with
stealing medication from
the Sangre Grande Hospi-
tal and attempting to sell it.