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Jamaica: $7 billion cocaine bust at Kingston Freeport Terminal


by Alecia Smith (Jamaica Observer) A massive cocaine seizure was made at the Kingston Freeport Terminal on Saturday morning, according to a reliable police source.

Reports are that the contraband is estimated to weigh hundreds of kilograms, and was found concealed among the cargo of a vessel which arrived from Columbia on Friday. According to the source, the total value of the drugs could be in the region of US$50 million (J$7.1 billion).

The source said it was a joint operation among the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Narcotics Division, the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and Jamaica Customs Agency.

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