The seized drugs are offloaded in Nassau this morning. Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff
FIVE Bahamians and a Jamaican are in police custody following a major drugs bust in waters off Andros in the early hours of today.
Shortly after 12.30am, a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit assisted by officers from the Police Marine Support Unit acting on intelligence, intercepted a speedboat in waters off Kemps Bay, Andros, with five people onboard.
A search of the vessel revealed a large quantity of marijuana.
The suspects - all male - were taken into custody for questioning and the drugs offloaded in Nassau this morning. Police said the bust was the result of "a combination of teamwork and excellent textbook police work" which has dealt a major blow to the drug traffickers in the Bahamas.
Full story in The Tribune today.