Mas­sive drug find at air­port

The Star (Jamaica) - - FRONT PAGE -

Po­lice yes­ter­day seized more than $40 mil­lion worth of con­tra­band in a mas­sive drug find.

De­tec­tives from the Nar­cotics Divi­sion seized ap­prox­i­mately 27 pounds of co­caine at the Sang­ster In­ter­na­tional Air­port (SIA) in St James.

Nar­cotics op­er­a­tives re­port that at about 11:40 a.m. a black knap­sack was seen unat­tended and it was sub­se­quently searched. Dur­ing the search, 11 rec­tan­gu­lar pack­ages wrapped with mask­ing tape were seen and found to con­tain the il­licit drug.

The po­lice said the drug has an es­ti­mated street value of US$360,000 (J$45 mil­lion).

In­ves­ti­ga­tions are on­go­ing.

NOR­MAN GRINDLEY

These are co­caine pel­lets. Many Ja­maicans swal­low these in an at­tempt to side­step checks at in­ter­na­tional ports of en­try.

Chuck

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