Cocaine seized at Kingston Port

July 29, 2019

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), supported by the Jamaica Customs Contraband Enforcement Team (CET), seized approximately 10.2 kilogrammes of cocaine on a vessel at a container terminal in Kingston on Sunday.

Reports are that about 3:15 a.m., a vessel arrived in the island at the container terminal on Saturday, July 27 from Colombia with cargo.

While the  containers were being offloaded by stevedores, eight packages of cocaine were found in the possession of one of the stevedores by members of the team.

The police and CET were contacted and a search of the vessel revealed an additional 10 packages of cocaine concealed under the spare anchor on the bow.

Four stevedores were taken into custody; however, their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.

The drug has an estimated street value of J$13.3 million.
 

 

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