By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE seized more than $500,000 worth of marijuana on Thursday night during a special operation by the Drugs Enforcement Unit.
Officers from the unit, acting on intelligence, reportedly intercepted a Ford Taurus occupied by two men on Joe Farrington Road around 10.30pm. When they searched the car they discovered approximately 521 pounds of marijuana.
The men were taken into custody. The drugs have an estimated street value of $521,000.
Earlier this week Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade said police are “very concerned” by the amount of drugs and high-powered rifles that have been seized on the streets of New Providence and Grand Bahama this year.
Mr Greenslade said it is disgraceful that more than 200 weapons have been confiscated so far for the year. He “begged” members of the public to assist police in their investigations and said the Bahamas is only “one person with a little dope in their head” and a high-powered weapon away from making international headlines.
On Sunday, officers of the Selective Enforcement Unit along with the Western Division, acting on information, had gone to the Gladstone Road area and arrested four adult males and one adult female who were found in possession of 73 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $73,000.