|Customs seize over 2500 pounds of marijuana in container|
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Members of the Jamaica Customs Agency’s Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) seized a shipment of marijuana concealed in a container at the Kingston port yesterday.
The agency in a press release today said that the CET along with the Jamaica Constabulary Force's, Narcotics Division were carrying out routine inspection of containers, where seal-discrepancies were detected and further examination of the containers resulted in the detection of 11 duffle bags containing 338 packages with substance resembling vegetable matter.
Subsequent tests confirmed that the substance was marijuana weighing 2525.8lbs with an estimated street value of over J$8 million.
The matter is being investigated by the Border Protection Unit of the Agency and the Narcotics Division.