Jamaican police find 80 lbs cocaine on cargo ship
Jamaican police say they have seized more than 80 pounds (36 kilograms) of cocaine concealed inside a cargo ship bound for Panama.Sgt. Jubert Llewellyn is a spokesman for Operation Kingfish, a task force formed in 2003 to combat Jamaica's drug trade.
Llewellyn says contraband enforcement agents found the drugs hidden in a shipping container aboard the M.V. Rothon at the Kingston wharves on Tuesday.
He says agents detained the German captain and the ship's crew of four Filipinos, but they have yet to be charged.
It was unclear in what country the boat is registered. It sailed from Georgetown, Guyana, and was scheduled to pick up containers in Jamaica before heading to Panama.
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