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Woman held with cocaine worth $8 million hidden in shoes

Published: Wednesday February 15, 2012 | 7:11 pm Comments 0
The soles of some of the shoes in which cocaine was hidden in the luggage of a female passenger who arrived in Jamaica from Curacao.
The soles of some of the shoes in which cocaine was hidden in the luggage of a female passenger who arrived in Jamaica from Curacao.

A woman is in police custody after allegedly being held with cocaine at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

The Jamaica Customs Department says the drug is valued at approximately $7.9 million.

The Customs Department says the cocaine was found in the soles of 17 pairs of shoes which were confiscated from the luggage of a female passenger at the airport yesterday.

The department says the woman had arrived in Jamaica on a flight from Curacao.

The passenger was taken into custody and the cocaine seized and handed over to the Trans National Crime and Narcotics Division for weighing and testing.

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