By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE arrested a 30-year-old woman on Tuesday night after accusing her of being in possession of $50,000 worth of marijuana in Nassau Village.
According to reports, officers from the firearms Tracing and Investigations Unit, with Flying Squad Officers, acting on intelligence, executed a search warrant on Sumner Street around 8pm. During the search officers uncovered 25lbs of marijuana with an estimated street value of $50,000.
The woman was taken into custody and is expected to appear in court later this week to be formally charged.
This drug find comes less than three weeks after Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers arrested four men, accusing them of being in possession of $900,000 worth of marijuana.
Then a team of officers from the DEU, acting on intelligence, arrested the men, three Bahamians and one Jamaican, off Carmichael Road.
The men arrested were in a vehicle owned by the MIYA company, which is in partnership with the Water and Sewerage Cooperation (WSC) to reduce water losses.
Police have now seized more than $9m worth of drugs this year and the increased drug discoveries are leading dealers to raise prices, police said.
There have been several large drug busts in the country this year.
Superintendent Samuel Butler, Officer in charge of the DEU, credits the frequent seizures to the collaboration between his agency and the Drug Enforcement Administration in the United States.