Alleged drug syndicate busted in St James

July 02, 2020

Seven men suspected to be significant players in the illegal drug trade were arrested in a major security operation led by the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Division (C-TOC) in St. James yesterday.                         

The operation, which commenced about 3:00 a.m. and lasted for over eleven hours, consisted of various sections of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Jamaica Defence Force.

The law enforcement teams carried out operations in the communities of Rhyne Park, West Gate, Granville, Mount Salem, Catherine Mount and Flankers.

The suspects detained are members of a major transnational drug trafficking syndicate suspected to be behind the illegal export of large quantities of dangerous drugs to the United States and elsewhere in North America, and also to Europe. 

Some of the men detained are believed to be connected to the three Jamaican Police who were arrested in the United States last week after they were held smuggling a quantity of cocaine. \

A large cache of electronic devices, cash in both foreign and local currency with a value in excess of  JMD1.2 million, a BMW X6 motor car, as well as a licensed firearm were seized in line with on-going investigations. 

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