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July 21, 2014
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Drugs siezed at St Ann port

Police seized more than $23 million worth of drugs on a ship docked at Port Rhodes in Discovered Bay, St Ann last Wednesday.

No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.

The seizure was made during a joint operation by the Area Two Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND), the Discovery Bay police and the Jamaica Defence Force Coastguard.

Police said between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., a search of a vessel that was preparing to leave the island for Gramercy in the United States, was carried out and the drugs seized. It included a knapsack containing 35 parcels of hashish weighing approximately 35 pounds, which has an estimated street value of J$23,088,390 and three tarpaulins containing 36 parcels of compressed ganja weighing approximately 212 pounds, with an estimated street value of just under $ 1 million.

Police are appealing to anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of persons who might have been involved in the incident to contact the Area Two TCND at 975-4779, police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.

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