The Trelawny police arrested a St. Lucian national on Monday, as he attempted to board the Norwegian Escape cruise ship with one pound of cocaine.

Phoenix Foundry Falmouth Jamaica - norwegian-sun
File photo: Cruise ship in Falmouth port

The drug has a local street value of JMD$625,000.

A Jamaica Constabulary Force release said that at about 4:30 pm, the drug was discovered during a security check as he was in the process of boarding the ship. It was found in his possession and he was arrested.

His identity is being withheld as the investigation continues.

 

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