By NICO SCAVELLA
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO men are in police custody following the seizure of suspected marijuana valued at $15,000 in southwestern New Providence on Saturday.
Police also recovered nearly $5,000 worth of suspected marijuana after conducting a search of a residence in the Oakes Field area just hours before the first incident.
According to reports, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers conducted a search of a residence on Hawthorn Road, Oakes Field, and recovered four plastic wraps containing suspected marijuana shortly after 4pm.
The drugs weighed four pounds, 12 ounces and are worth $4,600.
Shortly before 9pm, DEU officers on patrol on Cowpen Road stopped and searched a white minivan with two male occupants.
The officers recovered two packages of suspected marijuana weighing 15 pounds, 11 ounces and valued at $15,500.
Both men were taken into custody and are expected to be arraigned before a Magistrate sometime this week.
On Friday, police arrested ten men and three women in connection with the seizure of $135,000 worth of suspected cocaine found on a Haitian vessel at the harbour in Great Inagua.
The arrests took place shortly after 2 am when Drug Enforcement Unit, Marine Support officers and US law enforcement officials conducted a search of a Haitian vessel and discovered nine packages of the suspected drug weighing 19.8lbs.