Cocaine valuing more than 300M seized in a day

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The Narcotics Police are today reporting two major drug busts in the corporate area and St Catherine within the last 24hrs. Two persons including a cop were arrested in connection with one of the finds.

In the first instance, about 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Detectives from the Narcotics Division and the St Catherine South Police conducted a targeted operation in the Portmore fishing village, along the Dyke road. The operation was aimed at targeting persons involved in the guns for drugs trade between Jamaica and Haiti.

During the operation, the Lawmen seized

  1. One 9mm pistol
  2. One .380 pistol
  3. Eleven 9mm cartridges
  4. Two .380 Cartridges
  5. Approximately 5 kilo of cocaine.
  6. 6,400 USD
  7. One 32ft boat fitted with one Yamaha 75 horsepower engine and one Mercury 60
  8. One Toyota Probox motor Car
  9. Nissan Caravan

Two males were taken into custody. One is a boat Captain and the other is a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, their names are being withheld pending further investigation.

The Cocaine has an estimated street value of USD 250 000

In the second instance, Narcotics detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the seizure of approximately fifty-five kilograms of Cocaine (55kg) at the West Terminal of the Kingston Freeport terminal on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at about 9:45 a.m.

Reports are that during a joint operation by the Narcotics police and the Jamaica Customs Agency, one forty (40) foot container was searched and two duffle bags each containing twenty-five (25) parcels with Cocaine weighing approximately 55kgs.

The Drugs have an estimated street value of approximately 2M USD.

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