Friday 24 May, 2019

Cocaine valued at $102-m found hidden among shipment from Guyana

The five leather bags which contained the cocaine. (PHOTOS: Jamaica Constabulary Force)

The five leather bags which contained the cocaine. (PHOTOS: Jamaica Constabulary Force)

Narcotics detectives and customs agents seized 187 pounds of cocaine, with a street value of nearly J$102 million, at the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) on Monday.

Reports are that about 2:45 pm, the narcotics cops along with customs agents conducted  cargo examinations at the KCT.

During examination of a 40 ft container, a total of five leather bags were reportedly found hidden amongst the shipment.


The bags reportedly had a total of 78 parcels, each filled with cocaine. The drugs had an estimated street value of J$101.5 million.

Initial reports are that the container, which was also loaded with a shipment of rice destined for a local distributor, transited Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from Guyana on its way to Jamaica.

Police said efforts are being made to find the intended recipient of the drugs

Investigations continue.

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