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Jamaican Custom Agency discovers 165lbs of cocaine found in shipments from Guyana, Suriname

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that officers assigned to the Narcotics Division and members of the Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) of the Jamaica Custom Agency conducted an operation at the Kingston Freeport Terminal, Gordon Quay, Port Bustamante Wharf on Wednesday in which lead to the seizure of more than 165 pounds of cocaine. Reports are that about 4:00 pm, four containers shipped from Guyana and Suriname were searched and found to contain 56 parcels of cocaine. Police said the drug seized has an estimated street value of $77,216,000.

Two containers were shipped from Guyana each containing two travelling bags, one with thirty-one parcels of cocaine and the other with twelve parcels of cocaine. The other two containers were shipped from Suriname.

In the first one, two knapsacks were found to contain nine parcels of cocaine. In the second container, one knapsack was found with four parcels of cocaine.

On Friday, the one containers from Guyana showed anomalies in the refrigeration section upon scanning. The police say the section of the container was disassembled and a further ten parcels with cocaine was seized.

No one was arrested in connection with the find.

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