Seven men suspected to be significant players in the illegal drug trade were arrested in a police operation on Wednesday (July 1).
According to police, the suspects detained are members of a major transnational drug trafficking syndicate.
The syndicate is suspected to be behind the illegal export of large quantities of dangerous drugs to the United States and elsewhere in North America, as also to Europe.
The joint operation between the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Jamaica Defence Force commenced about 3:00 a.m. and lasted for over eleven hours.
Law enforcement teams raided several St James communities including Rhyne Park, West Gate, Granville, Mount Salem, Catherine Mount and Flankers.
A large cache of electronic devices, cash in both foreign and local currency with a value in excess of Jamaican JMD1.2 million, a BMW X6 motor car, as well as a licensed firearm were seized in line with on-going investigations.
Some of the men detained are believed to be connected to the three Jamaican Police who were arrested in the United States last week after they were held smuggling a quantity of cocaine.