British national arrested following US$400,000 worth cocaine seizure at Sangster International Airport

ST JAMES, Jamaica – Members of the Narcotics Division are now investigating a case in which approximately 8.5 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of US $400,000 was seized at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James on Saturday, October 1.

Reports are that about 3:20 pm a British national was checking in to board a flight to

Manchester, England when his luggage was searched. The drug was found concealed in false compartments of two of his bags.

The passenger was arrested on reasonable suspicion of breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

His identity is being withheld at this time.

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