Jamaica finds cocaine in shipment from Guyana

Narcotics detectives and customs agents seized 187 pounds of cocaine, with a street value of nearly J$102 million, at the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) on Monday in a shipment from Guyana according to loopjamaica.com.

Reports are that about 2:45 pm, the narcotics cops along with customs agents carried out  cargo examinations at the KCT.

During examination of a 40 ft container, a total of five leather bags were reportedly found hidden amongst the shipment, loopjamaica.com said.

The five leather bags which contained the cocaine. (PHOTO: Jamaica Constabulary Force)

The bags reportedly had a total of 78 parcels, each filled with cocaine. The drugs had an estimated street value of J$101.5 million.

Initial reports are that the container, which was also loaded with a shipment of rice destined for a local distributor, transited Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from Guyana on its way to Jamaica loopjamaica.com, said.

Police said efforts are being made to find the intended recipient of the drugs.

Investigations continue.

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