Jamaican port drug bust


Over 2,100 pounds of Marijuana has been detained by Jamaican police after a two-day operation at the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT).

The operation, beginning on Friday 28th February, resulted in the retrieval of over JMD$10 million worth of Marijuana and the arrest of one suspect.

The raid was carried out by members of the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division, with assistance by the ports division of the Jamaican Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Contraband Enforcement Team (CET).

During an extensive search of the premises, 2,168 pounds of marijuana was found.

Out of the total haul, 727 pounds were discovered in a 40-foot container that originated from Panama. Another 677 pounds were hidden in barrels on another container. Both containers were bound for Mexico.

The third and final stash, weighing in at a total of 764 pounds, was located in a number of travelling bags inside a container destined for the United Kingdom.

The identity and nationality of the man in custody is currently unknown, while the investigation is ongoing.

This is just one of the many recent drug seizures that at the nation’s capital port in recent months. The port spans across 79 hectares and is owned by the Jamaican Port Authority.

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