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Nearly J$3m worth of cocaine seized in separate incidents

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 3:45 PM

The Narcotics police are reporting cocaine seizures amounting to nearly J$3 million on the weekend.

About 7:30 p.m. yesterday, the police say a Lexus motorcar was intercepted along Lindsay Crescent in St Andrew, off Dunrobin Avenue, where the occupants and vehicle were searched.

During the search, two rectangular packages containing cocaine weighing approximately four-and-half pounds were reportedly found in the trunk of the car.  The drugs are estimated to value about J$2.4 millon.

In a separate incident earlier yesterday afternoon, the narcotics police arrested a man after it was discovered that he had cocaine pellets in his body when he landed at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston.

About 2:25 p.m. yesterday, the man who had just disembarked a flight from Guyana, was observed acting in a manner that aroused the suspicions of the police.

He was accosted and eventually admitted to having ingested cocaine pellets.

He was taken to hospital where he expelled 44 pellets of cocaine weighing approximately a pound. The drug has an estimated street value of J$598,000.