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CARIBBEAN: Police seize $71.6m in cocaine on ship from Spain

By Jamaica Observer

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2017-05-16-09_10_48-police-seize-71-6m-in-cocaine-on-ship-from-spainJAMAICA OBSERVER – The police are reporting a multi-million dollar cocaine seizure at Gordon Quay, Port Bustamante in Kingston yesterday.

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.

 

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3 comments

  1. Probably more of that cheap dog-meat rail that's been jumped on with an adulterant such as boric acid or cheap laxative and with effect-similar tetracaine/lidocaine/whatever that they then lucratively pass off as "Primo Pearl" in New Yourico.

    A boat from Spain? LOL, that was probably a sacrificial gift someone gave up to either divert the attention of law enforcement or simply help law enforcement feel good about juicing their statistics while the real product moves without interdiction.

    Check out the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) annually at IGY. Check out the literally thousands of shipping containers and tanker ships that move trans-regionally on a daily basis. Check out the under/behind the dashboards of the hundreds of new and used passenger vehicles that are bulk shipped and either transit, pick up, or deliver within the OECS region daily.

    Such seizures as identified in the preceding article help many of us feel better, but are simply an annoyingly pedestrian cost of doing business, much like choosing to swat an errant mosquito.

    Why do you think that unaccompanied single female travellers (independent of race) either returning or otherwise travelling from OECS countries including SLU are statistically more susceptible to secondary inquiry on arrival to ports-of-entry in Europe, England, Australia, and North America?

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  2. wow... thanks officers you'll saved someone's life!

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    • Yeh rite..with no one being detained even more reasons for the police to redistribute back onto the streets..money makes the mare fly.

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