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January 05, 2018

Hashish disguised as seasoning


Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division along with officers assigned to the Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) seized a quantity of hashish at a popular courier service warehouse in Montego Bay, St. James on Wednesday.

The teams were conducting routine security screening on export cargo shipments destined for Canada when the hashish weighing approximately 14 ounces was found concealed in jars and seasonings. The hashish has an estimated street value of CAD$3,200.


Traffic lights confusing motorists in Ochi


The New Year started with traffic lights at the Evelyn Street and Transport Centre Road intersection in Ocho Rios, malfunctioning, and this has continued since then.

The lights, located right in front the police station, are permanently on red while also showing green and amber at intervals.

The result is that red and green lights are seen simultaneously, before the light changes to red and amber, also showing simultaneously.

Motorists have so far negotiated the intersection without any major incident but have expressed concern over the delay in rectifying the situation.

Dog recovered $6m worth of cocaine


A sniffer dog from the Police Canine Division on Wednesday assisted in the seizure of $6.6 million worth of cocaine at the Norman Manley International Airport on Wednesday.

Police reports indicate that the alleged smuggler is a resident of Toronto, Canada, who had checked in and was waiting to board a flight destined for Canada.

A total of 14 packages weighing approximately 5.5 kilograms of cocaine being found in a false compartment of his suitcase after the drug was detected by the sniffer dog.

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