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Three Men Arrested Over Weekend Drug Seizures In Bimini

By KHRISNA VIRGIL

Deputy Chief Reporter

kvirgil@tribunemedia.net

AUTHORITIES arrested three men over the weekend after drugs valued at more than $420,000 were seized in two separate incidents.

Police said the first incident happened shortly after 8am on Sunday following the execution of a search warrant at a house in South Bimini.

When police entered the residence, according to reports, they discovered 191.5lbs of marijuana with a street value of over $191,000. A 54-year-old resident of Bimini was taken into custody, police said.

In another incident in Bimini, officers stopped a vessel and discovered 20lbs of suspected cocaine with a street value of $225,000 along with 10lbs of marijuana worth $10,000.

Two men, aged 43 and 42, were arrested and taken into custody police said. The drugs from these police seizures total $426,000 in value and comes after a major drug bust in the capital in February.

At the time, police arrested nine persons, including a Bahamian pilot and two men from Suriname, in connection with three major marijuana seizures in New Providence and Abaco. Officers seized 633lbs of marijuana with a combined estimated street value of $640,000.

Warrant

Regarding this incident, officer-in-charge of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), Chief Superintendent Samuel Butler, said acting on information, officers from the DEU with a warrant, went to a residence in the area of Boatswain Hill where they discovered a large quantity of drugs on the premises.

Three adult males, one Bahamian and two Surinamese, and a Bahamian woman were taken into custody as a result of the find.

“While we are still early in our investigations, we were able to seize a large amount of drugs concealed on the premises in this western community,” Chief Supt Samuel Butler said at the time.

“The Drug Enforcement Unit remains committed to the cause of removing illegal drugs from our streets. We are cognisant of the relationship between drugs and the various serious crimes on our streets. We will continue to be as diligent as we can to remove drugs from the streets and apprehend drug traffickers.”

“We are pleased with the progress that we have made so far and we will continue to progress with this investigation and will have several persons before the courts. This is not something that was random; we were deliberate in our efforts as was mandated to us by the commissioner of police in his police plan. We want to say to drug traffickers, the DEU is even more persistent and we will come after you wherever you are and we will get you,” he said.

Comments

proudloudandfnm 3 years, 6 months ago

FOR CHRIST SAKE JUST LEGALIZE WEED....

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PastorTroy 3 years, 6 months ago

When there is no J.O.B.S, When your family is hungry, When the educational system have failed to educate the masses, when citizens now have the knowledge that cannabis can feed their family without 'hurting' others like alcohol, crack etc. When citizens watch how cannabis is sending kids to college in Colorado etc; seriously, Bahamas Government stop trying to control Bahamians finances and keep them religiously indoctrinated on colonialist idiology to win elections. CONTROL THE KILLINGS AND SENSELESS MURDERS IN THE BAHAMAS! The only time cannabis kills is when one have an interaction with aggressive LEO's or when (like now) there is a flourishing black market controlled by gangs who line the pockets of politicians with millions of 'dope money'.

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sheeprunner12 3 years, 6 months ago

Is this why RBC pulled out of Bimini ........... money laundering??????? ........ Now that the webshops have taken over all of the drug dealers' business, RBC is no longer needed????????

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sealice 3 years, 6 months ago

Banks are no longer needed for any financial transfers within the Bahamas, as i am broke am sure it's easy for the big boys too but the numbers boys have basically made banks paying rent and salaries in out islands a waste of time and money that can more easily be laundered through a numbers house.....

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Yankey 3 years, 6 months ago

Legalize the Herbs, and stop criticizing it. The Government should have already capitalized on its industry a long time now. Its 2017 now, The weed isn't going anywhere.

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