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Police seize cocaine worth $127m, firearm in Portmore

Thursday, September 07, 2017

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ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Cocaine weighing just over 200 pounds with an estimated value of $127.2 million, as well as a firearm were seized during an operation by the police in Portmore, St Catherine this morning.

Reports are that about 5:30 am the officers attempted to intercept a Nissan AD motorcar that was travelling along the Southborough main road. The driver however refused to stop, and instead sped off but crashed into a section of the round-a-bout along the roadway. He reportedly exited the vehicle and fled, dropping an object as he escaped.

The object he discarded was retrieved and was found to be a 9mm Glock pistol with seventeen 9mm rounds of ammunition.

During a search of the motorcar, four cartons with 92 rectangular parcels containing approximately 222 pounds of cocaine were found in the trunk.

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