Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Six, including foreign national, held for drug seizures in 3 parishes

Six persons were arrested by the Narcotics Police between the hours of 6pm on Monday, October 14, and 6am, on Tuesday, October 15, with over $5 million worth of illegal drugs being seized in separate incidents.

In the first incident, two men were arrested in Mammee Bay, St Ann.

It is reported that the Narcotics Police, supported by members of the St. Ann Police Division, intercepted a car and 6.69 pounds of cocaine was found hidden inside the vehicle.

In Kingston, two men, including a British national, were arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA). The British man was reportedly found with 2.4 pounds of cocaine concealed in his luggage, while a Jamaican man was arrested after one of the police’s sniffer dogs made an alert. A subsequent search revealed five pounds of ganja.

Another two persons were arrested when the Narcotics Police, with the support of members of the St Catherine South Police Division, carried out an anti-narcotics operation in Portmore, St Catherine, where they seized 16 pounds of ganja.

All six persons were arrested. Their identities have been withheld, pending further investigations by the police.

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