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J$494m worth of cocaine seized at Kingston Container Terminal

Published: Saturday December 7, 2013 | 7:25 pm Comments 0
Cocaine seized at Kingston Container Terminal. - CCN
Cocaine seized at Kingston Container Terminal. - CCN
Cocaine seized at Kingston Container Terminal. - CCN
Cocaine seized at Kingston Container Terminal. - CCN

Cocaine with an estimated street value of close to a half-a-billion Jamaican dollars was seized at the Kingston Container Terminal, located at Port Bustamante, in Kingston this morning.

According to the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division, this is the largest drug seizure in Jamaica this year.

The police say no one has been arrested in connection with the seizure.

The police say security personnel and members of the contraband enforcement team were making checks at the facility when they came upon an empty container.

A search of the container revealed ten travelling bags with several rectangular parcels containing 362 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $494 million.

According to the police, the container originated in Venezuela and was destined for the Netherlands.

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