By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE in Grand Bahama seized over $1 million worth of suspected cocaine and heroin early yesterday morning.
The drug bust happened around 2am at the Freeport Container Port.
According to reports, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit along with Bahamas Customs, United States counterparts and the Container Port Security, acting on information, went to the Container Port in Grand Bahama and conducted a search of a 40ft container.
Inside officers discovered two black Nike duffle bags that contained 53 taped packages of suspected cocaine and one taped package of suspected heroin.
The combined weight of the suspected drugs is 131 pounds. The total street value is $1,415,000.
No arrests were made and police are investigating.
This is the second major drug bust at the Container Port for the year.
Last month, Bahamian and US authorities seized almost $1 million in suspected cocaine.
According to reports, the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on information, went to the Container Port and discovered two black Nike duffle bags containing 45 clear plastic Ziploc bags of suspected cocaine.
The drugs weighed in at 112 pounds and had an estimated value of $900,000. No arrests were made. Investigations into both matters are continuing.