As Jamaica’s chief border protection entity, the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) continues to make dents in the illicit drug trade, following the seizure of sixteen (16) packages of cocaine at the Sangster International Airport during the course of this week.
The seizure took place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, by officers from the JCA’s Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) and from the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Narcotics Division, during a routine scanning operation of outbound cargo.
The examination revealed packages of cocaine weighing 2.18 kg concealed in eight (8) tins of Jack Mackerel with an estimated street value of JMD$3,117,400.00. Two (2) persons have been arrested in conjunction with the seizure.
The matter is currently being investigated by the Border Protection Unit of the Jamaica Customs Agency and the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
This week’s find, follows on the heels of a seizure at the Port of Kingston, on November 02, 2018, which saw the confiscation of fifteen packages of marijuana weighing 1,156.2 lbs with an estimated street value of five million dollars JMD$5,781,000.00.