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 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.