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Police in Jamaica seize nearly 1,400 pounds of pot

/ 06:46 AM January 10, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Authorities in Jamaica have seized nearly 1,400 pounds (635 kilograms) of marijuana near the island’s southeast coast.

Police said in a statement Friday that six people in Morant Bay have been arrested.

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Officers said they also found 160 gallons (606 liters) of gasoline along with the drugs. Authorities said they believe the marijuana was part of a drugs-for-guns trade in the southeast parish of St. Thomas.

Jamaica is thought to be the Caribbean’s largest producer and exporter of marijuana.

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