Saturday 4 July, 2020

Two allegedly busted with cocaine in tins labelled ‘Jack Mackerel’

Two persons are now in police custody following the seizure of a quantity of cocaine in tins labelled ‘Jack Mackerel’ at the Sangster International Airport (SIA) in Montego Bay, St James on Tuesday.

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) said the cocaine which was valued at just over $3 million, was discovered during routine scanning of outbound cargo by members of its contraband enforcement teams and the police Narcotics Division. During the scan, eight tins labelled ‘Jack Mackerel’ were found with 16 packages of cocaine weighing a total of 2.18 kilograms.

The identity of the persons arrested have been withheld pending further investigations by the police and the JCA’s Border Protection Unit.

“As Jamaica’s chief border protection entity, the Jamaica Customs Agency continues to make dents in the illicit drug trade,” the JCA said in a statement.

Tuesday’s seizure came just four days after ganja weighing 1,156 pounds, with an estimated street value of $5.7 million, was seized at the Port of Kingston.

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