By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FIVE men were arrested after they were allegedly discovered with a quantity of marijuana in their possession worth some $5,000.
According to police reports, sometime around 10am officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on information went to an area in McCleans Town, where it was reported that they found five men in possession of 3.5 pounds of what was suspected to be marijuana.
The men were taken into police custody. Investigations are continuing into the incident.
In other news, police arrested two men after allegedly finding a firearm and ammunition in a car they were in.
Shortly after noon on Friday, officers on mobile patrol in the Seahorse Village area saw occupants of a silver-coloured Honda Civic acting in a suspicious manner.
They stopped the vehicle and conducted a search. A 9mm pistol with 60 live rounds of 7.62 ammunition, a magazine with four live rounds of .9mm ammunition, and 46 live rounds of .9mm ammunition were allegedly found.
The suspects, who are residents of Grand Bahama, were arrested and taken into police custody.
Several firearms and ammunition were discovered in an unfinished building in the South Bahamia area on Friday, police reported.
Inspector Terecita Pinder reported that sometime around 6:40pm officers acting on information went to a building that was still under construction and conducted a search.
They discovered a .38 Smith and Wesson revolver with 10 rounds of .38 hollow tip ammunition; a .40 pistol with one clip, a chrome Smith and Wesson .9mm pistol with one clip, containing five rounds of .9mm ammunition, and a .32 pistol with one clip containing six rounds of .32 ammunition.
Ms Pinder said no arrests were made, but police are investigating.