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Ganja from Jamaica worth millions found with frozen chicken parts at Trinidad port

Trinidadian customs officials have seized nearly one tonne of compressed marijuana in a 40-foot refrigerated container that was reportedly shipped from Jamaica.

In a statement, the Customs and Excise Department said that officers Thursday found 38 crocus bags containing the 921 kilograms of the illegal drug in the container which also contained frozen chicken parts.

The drug had a street value of TT$7.4 million (US$1.2 million or more that J$100,00 million).

"This seizure is part of an ongoing joint operation between the Customs and Excise Division and Point Lisas port security which started at the beginning of the year. Containers that come into the port which fit a particular profile are singled out for inspection," said the communications specialist at the Customs and Excise Division, Alicia Charles.

The container had been addressed to a businessman in Central Trinidad, but the authorities said investigation were ongoing to determine those responsible for the shipment.

It's the third multimillion-dollar drug interdiction at the port for the year. In all of the cases, the containers with the narcotics passed through a port in Jamaica.

The container had left the United States onboard a cargo ship, but had stopped off in Jamaica.

Customs believe the marijuana was stashed inside the container in Jamaica. Portions of the original cargo in the container were removed and replaced with the marijuana to ensure there was no change in the original weight of the cargo.

The container, which had arrived two days before on the vessel Vega Saturn, belongs to a Central businessman, but Customs sources were unable to say if he had knowledge of the drug.

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Comment by dkmsmell on September 26, 2011 at 9:49am

scanner on the dock's are working ,,,, chicken / weed ,,,,, i don't think so


Comment by dao on September 22, 2011 at 12:13am
I c y my green smell like dead chicken
Comment by panjumbie on September 20, 2011 at 2:16pm

somebody lettin d cocaine pass

Comment by exotic eyes on September 20, 2011 at 12:56pm
So customs confiscated the ganja. Now where would they be keeping it?
Comment by exotic eyes on September 20, 2011 at 12:51pm
Mervin you are funny
Comment by Elicya Williams on September 20, 2011 at 12:41pm
So where is the rest of the weed..... how much did the cockroach eat......
Comment by BUTTERFLY on September 20, 2011 at 8:13am
Comment by julianne benjamin on September 20, 2011 at 2:43am
Nw fowl a grow weed
Comment by Oliver F. Sampson on September 20, 2011 at 12:59am
sounds like someone snitched!
Comment by Cash Money on September 19, 2011 at 11:21pm
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO STOP TAKING THE WEED. Damn yo wanna cann mek de ganga pass but the alcohol and dope wanna mek slide thru ... let me go roll up .....

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