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$10,000 Drugs Seizure At Airport

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Staff Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

POLICE officers seized $10,000 worth of drugs from the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Thursday.

According to reports, Royal Bahamas Police Force K-9 unit officers on duty at the airport intercepted a suspicious luggage shortly before 4pm. The luggage came on board a Caribbean airline flight from Jamaica and a search of it exposed 10lbs of marijuana.

No one was arrested in connection with the seizure, however.

In an unrelated drug matter, police placed a 25-year-old man in custody after seizing a large amount of dangerous drugs on Thursday shortly before 4pm. Police were acting on intelligence when they executed a search warrant at the home of the suspect which is located at Kent Drive, Coral Harbour. They found seven pounds of marijuana and subsequently took the suspect into custody.

The drug seizures follows a particularly robust year of drug seizures for police officers.

Marijuana seizures in 2014 increased compared to 2012, with 2,998lbs more of the drug seized last year compared to the year before.

There was also a sharp increase in the number of marijuana plants seized by police last year as well: 290,336 compared to 27,746 the previous year.

Most of the processed marijuana was confiscated in Grand Bahama, followed by New Providence. Grand Bahama also had the highest number of seized marijuana plants.

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