Tuesday, 03 January 2023 12:57

Cocaine worth $90m seized at NMIA

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Over 12 pounds of cocaine with a street value of US$600,000 or $90,603,000 was seized at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Monday.

Reports are that about 7:00 am, anomalies were detected on a suitcase destined for the United States of America during routine security checks.

A search of the luggage was conducted and the illicit drug was found.

According to the police, a manhunt was launched and a suspect was subsequently apprehended in the Kingston 6 area.

He was arrested for reasonable suspicion of breaches of the Dangerous Drug Act.

His identity is being withheld pending further investigations.