Six men arrested in connection with cocaine, ganja bust
ST ANN, Jamaica – Six people were arrested following the seizure of 3.8 kilograms of cocaine, 55 pounds of ganja, three motor vehicles and over JMD1.3 million in coordinated anti-narcotics operations in Kingston and St Ann on Thursday, February 8.
Reports are that about 1:00 pm, operatives from the Narcotics Division conducted an intelligence-led operation at a plaza in Ocho Rios, St. Ann where they intercepted and searched two motor vehicles. The search yielded 3.8 kilograms of cocaine concealed in food packages in one of the vehicles. An additional JMD118,000 was also seized. Both men were taken into custody and the motor vehicles seized.
Shortly after, about 3:00 pm, a joint operation was conducted with members of the Narcotics Division and Jamaica Customs Contraband Enforcement Team on the compound of the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.
During the operation, a motor vehicle was searched, and over 55 pounds of ganja with an estimated street value of JMD540 000, was found concealed in a suitcase in the trunk of the motorcar. Lawmen seized JMD1.2 million which was also found in the car. Subsequently, four airport ramp attendants were arrested; two have been released following investigative leads.
The identities of the four men are being withheld as the investigation progresses.