Two Held Over $800,000 Drug Bust


Tribune Staff Reporter


POLICE in Andros arrested two additional men in connection with Tuesday’s $800,000 drugs bust in New Providence.

According to reports, a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on intelligence, while in Andros, arrested a 45-year-old man of Clarence Town, Long Island and a 25-year-old man of Montego Bay, Jamaica.

On Tuesday, police took three men into custody and more than $800,000 worth of marijuana during an early morning operation in the Sea Breeze area.

Police say 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.

Investigations are continuing.

Police in the capital also arrested two men in connection with two separate stabbing incidents.

In the first incident occured shortly after 4pm Wednesday where officers of the North Eastern Division, acting on intelligence, arrested a 38-year-old man of Podoleo Street in connection with a stabbing incident that happened earlier that day.

In the second incident, around 5am Thursday, Mobile Division Officers, acting on intelligence arrested a 66-year-old man of Balfour Avenue in connection with other stabbing incident.

In other crime news, a team of officers from the Road Traffic Department conducted an operation throughout New Providence Wednesday night, targeting traffic violators.

The operation resulted in the arrest of eight persons for outstanding warrants and 105 drivers being ticketed for various traffic violations.


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