Jamaica police seize haul of marijuana


Associated Press

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two men have been arrested after police allegedly found nearly 1,000 pounds (453 kilograms) of marijuana in their car during a routine traffic stop in a southern Jamaican parish.
 
Authorities said Sunday that police in the parish of Clarendon signaled the driver of a sedan to stop along a main road.
 
Police allege that a subsequent search of the car led to the discovery of a large cache of marijuana packed in plastic bags. The motorist and a passenger were taken into custody.
 
The U.S. State Department says Jamaica is the Caribbean's largest producer and exporter of marijuana. Marijuana plants are grown mostly on mountain hillsides or hidden among other crops.
 
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