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$33-million drug seizure made at airports yesterday

Published:Tuesday | December 23, 2014 | 5:30 PM

The police have seized approximately 55 pounds of cocaine and hashish valued at $33 million and arrested three persons at various ports of entry across the island.

All the seizures were made yesterday.

The largest seizure was made at the Kingston Container Terminal in Kingston where the authorities seized 48 pounds of cocaine valued about $31 million.

At the Norman Manley International Airport, 47-year-old Errol Morris, otherwise called ‘Trash’ and ‘Ready’, was arrested following the seizure of one-and-a-half pounds of cocaine.

Morris, who is from St James, arrived at the airport on a flight from Curacao, when he was searched and the cocaine allegedly found in his suitcase.

He is to appear before the Corporate Area Criminal Court next week Tuesday.

In another incident, at the Sangster International Airport in St James, 51-year-old Everald Golding, from St Ann, was arrested for attempting to export cocaine and hashish.

The police say Golding checked in for a flight destined for Toronto, Canada when he was stopped, searched and 127 cocaine pellets weighing approximately two-and-a-half pounds were found.

The drug has an estimated street value of $1.6 million.

A search of his luggage revealed two and a half pounds of hashish valued at $920,000.

Golding is scheduled to appear before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on Friday, January 2.

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