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Man Held After Cocaine Find At Airport

BY DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT – A young man was arrested at Grand Bahama International Airport on Tuesday after authorities discovered cocaine on a flight to Miami, Florida.

Inspector Terecita Pinder reported that the discovery was made by Bahamian and US authorities sometime around 7.30am.

She said officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit, along with US Custom Boarder Control, received a tip and boarded an American Eagle Airline flight that was scheduled to depart to Miami.

They discovered four taped packages of suspected cocaine on the aircraft, and arrested a 23-year-old man.

• Drug Enforcement Unit officers also discovered a firearm and a number of ammunition in the Arden Forest area on Tuesday.

Inspector Pinder said that, sometime around 10:30am, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit went to Arden Forrest Road, where they discovered in bushes a plastic bag containing a black 380 firearm with one magazine containing two rounds of .380 ammunition, (134) rounds of .45 ammunition, twenty of which was hollow tip and 20 rounds of 7.62 ammunition.

No arrest was made. Police are appealing to anyone with information that can assist in their investigations to contact the police at 350-3107/8, 911 or 919.

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