Fifty-eight point one (58.1 lbs) of cocaine valued at J$51.1M was found on Saturday, February 9 at Berth 9 (Kingston Wharves) aboard the Vega Sachsen. The vessel, which arrived from Suriname, was headed to China when the Jamaica Customs Contraband Enforcement Team was alerted that the seal on a specific container was tampered with.
An examination of the 40ft container of logs revealed two army green back packs with white powdery contents wrapped in brown masking tape. The container was detained and the 23 packages of cocaine in both back backs were subsequently taken to the Trans National Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) where it was tested and weighed.
No arrests have been made in connection with the seizure; however investigations are ongoing.