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Jamaica authorities find large haul of cocaine in shipping container destined for China

Jamaican authorities have seized a large haul of cocaine hidden in a shipping container at the capital's seaport.

In a Monday statement, the Jamaican Constabulary Force says officers seized 267 pounds (121 kilograms) of packaged cocaine stuffed in black bags among a shipment of lumber.

Authorities say the shipping container at Kingston's wharves originated in the South American country of Suriname and was destined for China.

Police put the estimated street value of the seized drugs at nearly $1.3 million.

There have been no arrests. Police say the bust was made Sunday during a routine search operation.