Commissioner of Customs, Richard Reece said the drug, weighing just under 400 kilograms and with a street value of US$4.7 million was found in 10 duffle bags and were hidden in an empty container that was being prepared for export to the Netherlands.
According to the Constabulary Communication Network (CCN), on Saturday morning, personnel from the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division and the Ports Division were checking the facility when they came across a container which aroused their suspicion.
A subsequent search of the container, which originated in Venezuela revealed ten travelling bags with rectangular parcels containing cocaine.
The seizure comes days after police, along with members of the Contraband Enforcement Team intercepted a barrel with the two bullet-making and re-loading machines and 3,300 bullets at Kingston Wharves.
“This seizure demonstrates that all port security teams of customs personnel and the Jamaica Constabulary Force have been very effective, and so far seizures for 2013 have exceeded prior years. I am very encouraged by this seizure and the overall interdiction operations,” Reece said.