A Warwick man is being held in a Miami prison after allegedly trying to smuggle $150,000 worth of cocaine into the U.S.

Alale Furbert was arrested after Customs officers found a kilo of the drug hidden in a laptop computer.

Mr. Furbert was on his way back to Bermuda from Panama when he was stopped by airport security at Miami International Airport.

The drugs were reportedly found during a luggage search.

The 30-year-old was arrested and taken into custody by U.S. authorities.

A second Bermudian man, who was arrested with Mr. Furbert at the airport, has since been released and allowed to fly home.

A police spokesman told the Bermuda Sun: “The Bermuda Police Service Drugs Unit and H.M. Customs Bermuda are monitoring the progress of this investigation and are in liaison with our law enforcement partners at U.S. Customs Border Patrol and Homeland Security Investigations.

“Our partnership with these overseas law enforcement agencies and others has contributed, and is expected to continue to lead to the successful interdiction of illicit drugs overseas as well as in Bermuda.

“This will have the effect of reducing their availability and the potential for public harm.”

Mr. Furbert’s arrest on February 12 comes just a few weeks after two other Bermudian men were arrested in New York on suspicion of drug smuggling — though there is nothing to suggest the cases are connected.

Rudolph Travers Clarke and Kyle John were arrested when they arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 23.

The pair were on their way back to Bermuda via New York from St. Maarten on board an American Airways flight.

The U.S. court papers state that Customs officers at the airport stopped Mr. John and searched his bags.

They found a false bottom in the suitcase and found a brown substance when they opened it up.

The substance weighed 1,134g and further tests revealed it was heroin.

That quantity of the drug has a street value of more than $2 million.

Mr. Clarke, 40, and Mr. John, 51 have already appeared before the United States Eastern District Court of New York.

They have been charged with importing heroin and conspiracy to import heroin.

They are currently being held at a federal facility in New York.