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Six Held After $350,000 Drug Seizure

By KHRISNA VIRGIL

Tribune Staff Reporter

kvirgil@tribunemedia.net

SIX Bahamian men were arrested after police discovered in their possession more than 250lbs of marijuana with an estimated street value of $350,000.

According to police reports, the men aged 48, 44, 29, 27, 25 and 23 were taken into custody after a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) went to an area known as the Sand Track opposite St Alban’s Drive, off West Bay Street on Friday evening.

The officers then watched the men gather near a moored 18-foot Boston Whaler.

A short time later, at around 6pm, police searched the vessel and discovered the drugs.

The same day, in a separate incident, authorities said they arrested a 46-year-old man for possession of dangerous drugs. Shortly after 8pm officers from the Southern Division carried out a search warrant at a home located on Fritz Lane.

Once inside, a quantity of marijuana packaged for sale was found.

The men involved in both incidents are expect to face charges in court this week.

Last Thursday, four men were arrested after they were caught with $900,000 worth of marijuana.

As a result, police reported that more than $9m worth of drugs have been seized for the year. With that, authorities speculate that drug dealers have been forced to increase drug prices.

A team of officers from DEU, acting on intelligence, arrested the men - three Bahamians and one Jamaican - off Carmichael Road around 6am.

DEU chief Supt Samuel Butler credited the public for this latest seizure. He said a team had intercepted a white van in the Faith Avenue and Cowpen Road area and discovered 37 packages of marijuana weighing 607 lbs.

He said: “The men, ages 32, 43, 48 and 53 were taken into police custody. This operation was driven by intelligence but mostly we were able to make this bust because of reports from members of the public.”

Last month, DEU officers seized $1.2 million worth of marijuana in Andros. The drugs weighed 1,200 lbs.

A week before, DEU also confiscated $7.5 million in marijuana plants in a field in East Grand Bahama. There have been several other large drug busts in the country this year.

Comments

proudloudandfnm 6 years, 10 months ago

Man just legalize the damned thing....

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Sickened 6 years, 10 months ago

We won't legalize it until: 1) The various states on the east coast, that we depend on for tourists, legalize it (then we will have to because american tourists won't come here unless they can smoke it), or 2) Our big brother to the North gives our Government permission to legalize it.

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ThisIsOurs 6 years, 10 months ago

So many underage girls are getting pregnant. Let's face it our kids are having sex at younger and younger ages. We will never put this genie back in the bottle. Our resources are being wasted trying these men some as young as 18 for statutory rape. Let's remove the statute that makes this illegal. We can then concentrate on serious offenders. If they want to act like man and woman, let them, they can deal with the consequences on their own.

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B_I_D___ 6 years, 10 months ago

Wow...just wow...guess one pedophile just came out of the closet!!

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ThisIsOurs 6 years, 10 months ago

Ahem...That was ..."sarcasm" BID. It's the same argument used for legalizing marijuana, "it does no harm, we spend too much money policing" etc. my point was, that reasoning isn't good enough. And I can tell you agree with me by your absolute expression of horror

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proudloudandfnm 6 years, 10 months ago

Um Greenslade. Marijuana has nothing to do with our high crime my boy...

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proudloudandfnm 6 years, 10 months ago

Sicko you get off ya ma's couch yet? Or you still sitting on her couch watchin porn? Man please get outside this year!! You need it!

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ThisIsOurs 6 years, 10 months ago

If that's aimed at me, I'm female, not a sicko, my blessed mother is deceased, but Ive been off her couch for quite a number of years. Strike three.

Oh and I do not watch porn...I believe it's a terrible thing to fuel the mind on garbage

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B_I_D___ 6 years, 10 months ago

I'm thinking it is a GC and PL&F feud.

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