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Barbados police find marijuana in oranges from Jamaica

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2012 | 5:42 PM

The police in Barbados have discovered marijuana hidden in oranges imported from Jamaica at four supermarkets. The police say the drugs have a street of 800,000 Barbados dollars or 400,000 US dollars.

The CMC says the Barbados police have been working with Jamaican authorities to probe the drug shipment but no arrests have been had yet been made.

According to the CMC, 41 taped packages of marijuana were discovered Saturday at four stores in shipments of Jamaican oranges.

The initial discovery of 17 packages of what appeared to be compressed marijuana in 17 cases of oranges at one rural supermarket prompted a search of a chain of stores that netted the drugs.