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JDF Coast Guard makes major cocaine bust, three arrested

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 10:49 AM
The drug has an estimated street value of over $1 billion - Contributed photo.

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard Unit Monday night seized over 2,000 lbs of cocaine when it intercepted a vessel off the coast of St Elizabeth.

The drug has an estimated street value of over $1 billion. 

Three people were held in connection with the seizure by the newly formed JDF unit. 

The JDF says the detainee and the contraband were handed over to the police. 

Members of the public are being urged to call the JDF's tip hotline at 876-837-8888 to provide assistance in ridding the country of criminal activity.

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