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According to the police, the seizure was as the result of a joint effort of the Marine Police Division and the Jamaica Customs Contraband Enforcement Team (CET).
The police said, about 2:18 am, security personnel observed a suspicious object attached to the hull of one of the ships, which arrived in the island on Friday from Valencia, Spain.
The police and the CET were summoned and the object was discovered to be a metal canister. Checks revealed that the canister contained 58 rectangular parcels of cocaine.
The illicit drug, the police say, weighed 75.35 kilograms and has an estimated street value of $71.63 million or US$551,000.
“No arrest has been made in connection with the seizure. However, detectives have intensified their probe into the matter,” the police said.