Multimillion-dollar cocaine seizure at NMIA

Kingston, Jamaica — Police officers from the Narcotics Division and personnel from the Jamaica Customs Agency seized cocaine weighing 9.9 kilograms (21.7l pounds) at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston, on Monday.

Reports are that about 3:15 pm, five Jamaican passengers arrived at the NMIA from Curacao. During security screening procedures, their belongings were reportedly searched and backpacks with false compartments containing the cocaine – which has a street value of J$12.5 million – was reportedly found. All five men were arrested.

The narcotics police say they are continuing their investigations into the matter with a view of proffering charges.

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