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Jamaica: $554m seized largest in JCF history, says Chang

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(Jamaica Observer) MONTEGO BAY, St James — National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang says the more than US$3.8 million ($551,000,000) and CAD$30,000 ($3,336,000) found at a house in Montego Bay, following Tuesday’s cocaine bust in the resort city, is the largest sum seized during a police operation in the history of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

The police had reported that on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, a pre-dawn operation — led by the Narcotics Division, and supported by the Joint Anti-Gang Task Force and the divisional police — was carried out in the swanky Coral Gardens community in St James.

A vehicle was intercepted and, during a search, cocaine weighing approximately 11 kilograms, with a street value of $88 million, was found.

Subsequent to the seizure, a search was conducted at a house in Coral Gardens where the police discovered the cash.

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