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Police up value of cocaine seized at Gordon Cay to $90 million

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The police have revised upwards the value of the drugs seized at Gordon Cay at the Kingston Container Terminal on Wednesday to $90 million.

The initial value of the 141 pounds of cocaine seized on two separate shipments from Guyana and Suriname was estimated at $77 million.

But a release from the police's Corporate Communication Unit this afternoon increased the estimated value to $90 million.

Reports from the police are that about 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, four containers shipped from Guyana and Suriname were searched and found to contain 56 parcels of cocaine weighing approximately 64 kilograms.

No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.