CABLE BEACH, Bahamas -- Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz will be returning home sooner than planned, president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Captain Horace Burrell said Friday.
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A team of police and Customs personnel yesterday found just over 100 boxes of cigarette rolling paper, worth more than $12 million, that they say were not brought into the island through the proper channels.
The wrapping paper was found at about 9:30 am in a truck that had been parked near an apartment complex on Constant Spring Road, St Andrew, for several days. The vehicle was taken to the Constant Spring Police Station and unloaded.
No one was arrested with the find, but police said they would be hunting the person who drove the truck there.
"Police acting on information went to the location after persons reported seeing a truck parked along the roadway close to the apartment complex for several days," said Senior Superintendent of Police Maurice Robinson, who heads the St Andrew North Police Division.
"A total of 102 boxes of cigarette paper, believed to be contraband, were found in the vehicle," SSP Robinson added.
Yesterday's find came two days after the Customs Department seized cocaine valued at more than $51 million aboard a vessel at Kingston Wharves.
The vessel, Vega Sachsen, arrived from Suriname and was headed to China when the Jamaica Customs Contraband Enforcement Team was alerted that the seal on a specific container was tampered with.
"An examination of the 40ft container of logs revealed two army green back packs with white, powdery contents wrapped in brown masking tape. The container was detained and the 23 packages of cocaine in both backpacks were subsequently taken to the Trans National Crime and Narcotics Division where it was tested and weighed," the Customs Department said in a release yesterday, noting that no one was arrested.
The boxes of cigarette wrapping paper are unloaded from a truck at the Constant Spring Police Station in St Andrew,
yesterday. (Photo: Lionel Rookwood)
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