Monday 26 October, 2020

Big 'cocaine' bust in Caribbean Estate, St Catherine

Cops say cocaine with estimated street value of more than $92 million seized

Cops say cocaine with estimated street value of more than $92 million seized

One man was apprehended and cocaine with an estimated street value of over $92 million seized during a raid at a house in Caribbean Estate, St Catherine on Friday.

Reports reaching Loop News are that police from the Narcotics Division went to a house in the mentioned community and during a search of the premises 77 kilograms (close to 170 pounds) of a substance believed to be cocaine was found.

Police said the drug was found in three large travelling bags and a suitcase.

A 36-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with the seizure.

Police said the identity of the accused is being withheld until he is interviewed in the presence of his lawyer.

Police said the man will be charged with a number of offences, namely, possession of, dealing in and taking steps to export cocaine.

 

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