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Cocaine valuing $13.4m found in container at Port Bustamante

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 3:06 PM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

The Narcotics Police have made a second multimillion-dollar cocaine seizure in the last 72 hours.

In the latest incident, the Narcotics Police report that 11.25 kilograms of cocaine, valued at $13.4 million, was found inside a container at Port Bustamante, in Kingston last night.

Law enforcement sources revealed that the container arrived in the island from Venezuela on Saturday.

According to one source, the container, stocked with empty glass bottles, was destined for Trinidad and Tobago.

However, it's reported that detectives from the Narcotics Police division, along with members of the Customs Enforcement Team, were conducting operations at Kingston Freeport Terminal when they detected "anomalies" with the seal on the container.

The container was searched and the police say 10 rectangular parcels were found with white powdery substance believed to be cocaine.

Last Friday, members of the Narcotics Police division arrested a 46-year-old businessman and another man in Manchester after 15 kilograms of cocaine valued at over $21 million was allegedly found in a car in which they were travelling.