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$1.6m Drugs Seized And Two Arrested In South Andros

Officers in South Andros with some of the seized nylon sacks of marijuana on Thursday

Officers in South Andros with some of the seized nylon sacks of marijuana on Thursday

POLICE in South Andros seized drugs with an estimated street value of $1.6 million early on Thursday morning and arrested two Bahamians. The marijuana - which weighed 1,602 pounds - and the male suspects were later flown to New Providence.

According to reports, officers assigned to Kemps Bay Police Station acting on intelligence made the seizure and arrests after going to a bushy area in Mars Bay around 6am.

The large quantity of marijuana was found in 44 nylon sacks, a suitcase containing a number of small packages and 19 individual packages of various sizes.

A team from the Drug Enforcement Unit then travelled to Andros and returned to New Providence with the contraband and suspects at 5.30pm.

A police statement described the South Andros officers as "courageous" and said that they had struck a "big blow in the operations of drug traffickers in the Bahamas".

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Sickened 6 months ago

The PLP's drug ring is also being hit? Wow! This has been a GREAT week and a half for Bahamians. We may actually reduce corruption significantly over the next five years.

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B_I_D___ 6 months ago

Brave must be sweatin'!! All his connections in the drug underworld watching him!!

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DetectiveRR 6 months ago

What would make yall believe PLPs have something to do with this

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sealice 6 months ago

The police can finally do their job without worrying about interference from the PLP.... talk about a change in things...

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PastorTroy 6 months ago

Hey LOE's great job! Now, Doc. PM, let's talk science, let's talk legalization, if only for the medicinal purpose, or, just full legalization, use proceeds (taxes etc) for college education and paying down our national debt. This industry will create many jobs especially for those same black males, who have been disenfranchised by the 'War on Drugs', whom, truth be told according to former U.S President Nixon and his crew WAS the intended target. We need to get this out the hands of gangs and criminal enterprises in our Bahamaland. Remember Cuba is now 'open', having close proximity to the U.S just like us; we need something to lure this new young hip generation of travellers to our shores, who are vastly moving toward a healthier lifestlye, don't worry about the religious nutts, when that collection plate start to overflow with dope money, and they can afford another Benz or home 'behind the gates' they will be your secret 'token' (pun not intended).

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DDK 6 months ago

"Twould indeed be a great shame to let that haul go up in smoke without helping to bring down the national debt!

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SP 6 months ago

Obviously, this only proves the Bahamas has been kept way beyond the dark ages under consecutive Pillage Loot Plunder and Foreign National Movment regimes regarding the many profitable uses of marijuana.

Alternatively, more than "30 MAJOR COUNTRIES ARE PROFITING FROM MARIJUANA" while the Bahamas, drowning in debt, stupidly continue its draconian, apartheid policies, losing potential national income, negatively impacting the Bahamas as a resort destination for tourism.

https://www.thrillist.com/vice/30-places-where-weed-is-legal-cities-and-countries-with-decriminalized-marijuana

Jamaica, realizing the potentially huge volume of additional business to its tourism product with the decriminalization of marijuana has made "ganga" available to arriving visitors in vending machines at all airports!

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/cannabis-atms-open-jamaicas-airports-8333015

The Bahamas has to "KEEP UP WITH THE COMPITITION" regionally if we expect to compete or regain our position as leaders in the tourisim industry.

It is nonsensical to impose our close mindedness on any subject or issue, and expect the world to conform to it regardless.

We can remain in our stupid, miopic, lazy slumber, while the world continue to fly past us and continue the downward spiral to irrlavance or we could conform to first world logic and profit from it.!

"WAKE UP BAHAMAS"! We are throwing away much needed income when we need it most by incarcerating promising, harmless, innovative entrepunures. And for what?

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Jonahbay 6 months ago

Decriminalise marijuana and our young men's chances improve significantly. Some people want to smoke a little weed on their holiday. Jamaica has whole hotels dedicated to such. Tax it, make it benefit the poor, cut down on criminality in the country. Many countries see it as a cash cow and are stockpiling it to export when needed. It actually grows on our islands. We need to think about it as an industry...

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