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Cocaine valued at US$400,000 seized at Sangster airport, British man arrested

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2022 | 1:55 PM
According to the police, approximately 8.5 kilogrammes of cocaine was found concealed in false compartments of two of his bags.

Narcotics cops on Saturday seized cocaine valued at US$400,000 at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James and arrested a British man.

The police report that about  3:20  p.m. the man was checking in to board a flight to Manchester,  England when his luggage was searched.

According to the police, approximately 8.5 kilogrammes of cocaine was found concealed in false compartments of two of his bags.

The drugs were seized.

The passenger was arrested on reasonable suspicion of breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.  

His identity is being withheld at this time by the police.

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