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Jamaica police seize nearly a ton of dagga from a car

15 November 2016, 14:20

Kingston - Authorities in Jamaica have seized 907kg of dagga from a car after its driver fled.

Police said late on Sunday that the drugs were found inside the abandoned auto in St Elizabeth parish. Officials said they earlier tried to stop the vehicle during an anti-narcotics operation on Saturday night.

It was the second such seizure in less than a week.

Another 907kg of the drug were seized last Thursday near the island's northeast coast.

Jamaica relaxed its laws for small amounts of pot in 2015, allowing cultivation of five or fewer plants by any household.

Possession of up to 56g of dagga can result in a roughly $5 ticket but not in an arrest or a criminal record.

- AP

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