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Cops seize over 600kg of pot in Jamaica

17 January 2013, 13:56

Kingston - Jamaican authorities have seized nearly 635kg of tightly compressed marijuana during a raid in a north coast beach town.

The police force's transnational crime and narcotics division arrested two men and seized 39 bags stuffed with marijuana during a six-hour operation on Wednesday in the Success Beach district of the northern parish of St James. The area is not far from the tourist mecca of Montego Bay.

The identities of the suspects have not been released. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

The US State Department says Jamaica is the Caribbean's largest producer and exporter of marijuana.

Marijuana plants are grown mostly on the sides of mountains or hidden among other crops.



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