By KHRISNA VIRGIL
Tribune Staff Reporter
FOUR men and two women were taken into police custody after authorities found suspected marijuana worth an estimated $512,000.
According to reports, Drug Enforcement Unit officials, acting on a tip, executed a search warrant on a residence at South Beach Drive, South Beach.
While no drugs were found inside of the home, police said they discovered 512 pounds of suspected marijuana inside a Honda vehicle. As a result, the men, two of them aged 39, a 47-year-old, a 24-year-old and two women age 38 and 35 were arrested.
This latest incident comes as police continue their efforts to crack down on illegal drug trafficking throughout the Bahamas.
On Monday police arrested three men after they confiscated more than $800,000 worth of suspected marijuana during an early morning operation in the Sea Breeze area.
Police reports said a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force observed the men offloading a large quantity of suspected drugs from a vessel onto a waiting truck around 4am.
The men, two aged 51, and the other 46, were arrested at the scene.
The week prior, Grand Bahama investigators seized over $1 million worth of suspected heroin and cocaine at the Container Port.
Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, along with Bahamas Customs, United States officials and the Container Port Security went to the Port in Grand Bahama and conducted a search of a 40-foot container.
Once inside, officers discovered two black Nike duffel bags that contained 53 taped packages of suspected cocaine and one taped package of suspected heroin.
The combined weight of the suspected drugs was 131 pounds. The total street value is $1,415,000.
In January, authorities in Grand Bahama also discovered nearly $1 million in cocaine once again at the Freeport Container Port.