The bleaching cream trade suffered a major blow on Tuesday when detectives seized 78,000 tubes of cream from an establishment in Kingston during an operation which lasted seven hours.

Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC) detectives arrested and charged one man with breaches of the Pharmacy, Food and Drug, and Customs laws.

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According to the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, some of the creams seized are not registered with the Ministry of Health, while others cannot be sold without a prescription