Police have arrested a St Lucian following the seizure of one pound of cocaine at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny yesterday, reports the Jamaica Observer.
The drug has an estimated street value of JM$625 million, police have said.
It is understood that at about 4.30 pm, security checks were being conducted on passengers and crew returning to a cruise ship when the man was searched and illicit drugs were found in his possession.
He was subsequently arrested and taken to a police station.
His identity being withheld pending further investigations, the police disclosed.