Man held for bomb threat hoax

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The police have made a breakthrough in their probe into Sunday's bomb threat that led to a ban on air cargo from Jamaica to the United States.

Detectives from the Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID) have arrested a man in connection with the incident at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

A statement issued by the Jamaica Constabulary Force says he was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon and is to be interviewed by investigators on Thursday.

Wednesday's arrest came a day after the United States lifted its suspension on air cargo from Jamaica.

The ban was imposed after a report was received that an explosive could be in cargo leaving Jamaica to the US.

However, it later discovered to have been a hoax.

In a statement to Parliament on Tuesday, Mike Henry, Transport and Works Minister said preliminary investigations suggested that the report was contrived to defame an employee of an airport concessionaire.  

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