Jamaica seizes cocaine found in shipping container from Guyana

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia

(JAMAICA OBSERVER).-KINGSTON, Jamaica.- Fifty-two packages of cocaine weighing 57.5 kg, with an estimated street value of US$57,000 or J$57 million, were seized Thursday in a joint operation by Jamaica Customs and the Trans-national Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) at Kingston Freezone.

According to the Jamaica Customs Department, the contraband was found wrapped in brown masking tape in a 40-foot import container with commodities declared as tea bags from Guyana.

No arrests have been made in connection with the seizure, however, investigations are ongoing.