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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Friday June 14, 2013 – Customs  officials here have made another massive drug haul when they found over 300  kilograms of high-grade Jamaican compressed marijuana in a 40-foot container at  the port of Port of Spain.

Customs communications officer Alicia Charles said the discovery was made  late Wednesday while a Customs officer was conducting a routine patrol.

The officer spotted a black duffel bag in a secluded area and checks revealed  several packages wrapped tightly with brown packaging tape.

A sweep was later made of the area and nearby containers in which Customs  recovered six other duffel bags with more marijuana.

The shipment was found in a container that had several Volkswagen  vehicles.

Best Auto Ltd, which is jointly owned by Neal and Massy and Southern Sales,  acknowledged the discovery in a press release on Thursday.

Best Auto indicated the container was shipped from the Volkswagen plant in  Mexico and may have docked at various ports in transit to Trinidad.

Senior Customs sources told the Express they are very concerned with the  importation of marijuana from non-traditional areas such as Jamaica and the  United States because the potency THC level of the drug is much higher from  these places.

The drug haul has an estimated street value TT$22.3 million (One TT dollar =  US$0.16. cents)

On May 23, approximately 100 kilogram’s of compressed marijuana, with an  estimated value of TT$7.2 million, was found on the port in another 40-foot  container.

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