Seven people, including 3 suspected drug traffickers arrested in major multi-parish operation last night


Seven people including three suspected drug traffickers were arrested in a joint operation in St James and Hanover last night (July 9).


Their names have not been released.


The operation was carried out by the Major Organized Crime and Anti-corruption Agency (MOCA), supported by the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Narcotics Division.


According to reports, a team of MOCA agents and JCF personnel went to a premises in Montego Bay in search of a suspected drug trafficker who was wanted for questioning in connection with multiple local and international drug trafficking offences.


During the operation, the individual and six other persons were arrested pending further investigations.


During a search of the premises, approximately 9 kilograms of cocaine with a local street value of approximately 14 million Jamaican Dollars was found, along with a large quantity of cash, several electronic devices and a motor vehicle.


All seven persons were later taken into custody for further processing.


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