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Jamaica seizes more than 1,100 kilograms of marijuana

Kingston, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican authorities seized more than 1,100 kilos of marijuana, with an estimated value of 26.2 million dollars, off the coast of the eastern parish of Saint Thomas, local media reported on Monday.

The Coast Guard of the Jamaican Defense Force confiscated the boat’s cargo and arrested two Jamaican men in an area known as a vector used for illicit trafficking between Jamaica and Haiti.

Noting that the drugs-for-arms trade between Jamaica and Haiti continues to be one of the main sources of such devices for gangs on the island, the Defense Force stated that this recovery has prevented the possibility of a significant number of illegal weapons returning to the country’s shores.

The security forces will continue to be relentless in their fight against illicit trafficking, it asserted in a statement.