$7 billion cocaine bust at Kingston Freeport Terminal

A massive cocaine seizure was made at the Kingston Freeport Terminal on Saturday morning, according to a reliable police source.

Reports are that the contraband is estimated to weigh hundreds of kilograms, and was found concealed among the cargo of a vessel which arrived from Colombia on Friday. According to the source, the total value of the drugs could be in the region of US$50 million (J$7.1 billion).

The source said it was a joint operation among the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Narcotics Division, the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and Jamaica Customs Agency.

OBSERVER ONLINE understands that the operation, which began from 10:00 am on Friday, is still ongoing.

According to a JCF media release, representatives of the police and Jamaica Customs have indicated that the operation on the port will continue for an extended period to ensure the integrity of items arriving at the port.

Alecia Smith , Senior Staff Reporter

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