Police Seize Thousands of Pounds of Marijuana in Jamaica

Police have seized thousands of pounds of marijuana from a home in Jamaica's capitol — Kingston's second major drug bust in a week, authorities said Saturday.

The 7,000 pounds of marijuana drugs were packaged and appeared ready to be shipped, said Inspector Steve Brown. One man has been arrested.

Police were investigating whether the stash was linked to 5,890 pounds of marijuana that authorities seized in Kingston last Tuesday. Those drugs were also prepared for shipment. No arrests have been made in the case.

Anti-drugs police have seized about 41,643 pounds of marijuana this year, mainly in the rural parishes of Clarendon and Manchester in central Jamaica, and Westmoreland in the country's west.