By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
DRUG Enforcement Unit Officers confiscated more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana – with an estimated street value of more than $1 million – in two separate operations on Monday.
The latest incident took place around 7.30pm in the area of Treasure Cove off of Eastern New Providence.
Police say officers from the Mobile Division were on patrol when they observed a man sitting in the driver’s side of a parked white taxi acting suspiciously.
As the officers approached the vehicle, the man attempted to run over one of the officers.
However, they were able to detain the suspect without incident.
Officers also conducted a search of the vehicle and found a large amount of marijuana.
The drugs have an estimated street value of over $9,000.
The officers then conducted a search of the suspect’s Ruby Drive home where they found a high-powered firearm.
A few hours earlier, police confiscated 42 bales of marijuana in Exuma.
It happened around 1.30pm. Police say DEU officers along with OPBAT officers discovered the large stash of Marijuana at Bahama Sound.
The drugs weigh 1,000 pounds and have an estimated street value of $1,018,000.
No one has been arrested in connection with that drug find, however investigations are continuing.
Meanwhile, police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Conrad Archibald Campbell of Boatswin Hill.
Police want to question him in connection with $64,000 worth of marijuana that was found at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on Friday.
Campbell is described as being of brown complexion, having a Jamaican accent and standing about 6ft tall.
Anyone with information on the on the whereabouts of Campbell is asked to call police on 911 or 919; the Central Detective Unit on 502-9991 or the Drug Enforcement Unit on 397-3800.