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Cocaine Worth $500,000 Seized By Drug Enforcement

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

GRAND Bahama police seized more than $500,000 worth of suspected cocaine in the Lucaya area on Monday afternoon.

According to police reports, Drug Enforcement Unit officers acting on information intercepted a vehicle, with two male occupants, on Midshipman Road around 1.25pm.

While searching the vehicle, officers discovered a large quantity of suspected cocaine. The drugs weighed approximately 51 pounds.

Acting on further information, officers went to the residence of one of the male occupants in South Bahamia, where more illegal drugs were discovered inside a shed. Police found three clear plastic bags of suspected marijuana with an estimated street value of $9,000.

A woman was also arrested and taken into custody.

In a second incident, police also discovered and seized a quantity of suspected cocaine at the Grand Bahama International Airport.

Reports are that sometime around 2.15pm on Monday, officers on duty at the Domestic Terminal were alerted by aircraft personnel of a box. On opening the box, officers discovered three pounds of cocaine worth $30,000.

There was no arrest in that matter and investigations are continuing.

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