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Cocaine valued at $145 million seized

Tuesday, August 26, 2014    

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THE Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) and the Contraband Enforcement Team on Sunday seized 267 pounds of cocaine at Kingston Wharves, the police's Corporate Communications Unit reported yesterday.

According to the police, during a routine operation about 9:45 am, the team searched a container which arrived from Suriname, en route to China. The container, which contained lumber, was opened and four black bags wrapped in transparent plastic were found. An examination of these bags revealed the cocaine, said the police.

No one was arrested in relation to the seizure of the drug, valued at $145 million.

The police yesterday asked that anyone with information that can assist in their investigation should contact the TCND at 923-5729, 119 or the nearest police station.

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