POLICE in Grand Bahama seized drugs worth over $500,000 in two significant discoveries on Friday and arrested five residents in one of them.
Officers assigned to the special unit 'Operation Turf Sweep' have continued to be effective in disrupting criminal activities on the island and made both seizures.
According to police reports, officers acting on information searched a bar in Smith's Point around 10.20am on Friday and discovered six taped, wrapped packages of suspected cocaine hidden in the bar. The illegal drugs were seized and three adult males and two adult females, all residents of Grand Bahama, were arrested in connection with the matter.
The estimated weight of the drugs is 15 pounds with an estimated street value of $150,000.
Three hours later, officers from Operation Turf Sweep, Bahamas Customs and other law enforcement agencies searched a 20-foot container stored on a cargo ship moored at the Freeport Container Port.
They found a bag hidden inside with 15 taped, wrapped packages of suspected cocaine, which they seized. The estimated weight of the illegal contraband is 40 pounds with an estimated street value of $375,000.
No arrests have been made in this matter and officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit are actively investigating both cases.