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International News: Jamaican authorities seize $80 million worth of cocaine from cargo ship

Posted: Monday, January 16, 2023. 9:41 am CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: On Saturday, Jamaican authorities confirmed that they seized an estimated $80 million worth of cocaine from a ship at the port of Kingston, Reuters report.

Law enforcement officials found the shipment hidden inside a cargo ship from South America.

They found over 3,306 pounds of cocaine.

The goods were split into 50 bags containing 1,250 packages, Jamaica’s Defence Force noted.

Criminal organizations have used Jamaica as a key transportation point to move weapons and drugs, including sending cocaine to North America and Europe.

 

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