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Police In Andros Destroy 90,000 Marijuana Plants

POLICE destroyed more than 90,000 marijuana plants found in eight fields in Andros in two separate incidents last week.

The drugs were discovered as a result of a joint operation involving the Drug Enforcement Unit, the US Drug Enforcement Agency and officers from the North Andros district.

In the first incident, police said shortly before 7am on Thursday, OPBAT (Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos) officers, while on air patrol over San Andros, North Andros, uncovered four marijuana fields.

With the assistance of Andros Division officers, they uprooted a total of 9,700 marijuana plants ranging from 6” to 3’ in height, before destroying the fields with fire.

Hours later, shortly after 8am on Friday, officers from Andros, the DEU and DEA, went to a bushy area in San Andros, North Andros where they uncovered four more marijuana fields and uprooted a total of 84,810 marijuana plants.

These fields were later also destroyed by fire.

Police also seized 100 lbs of suspected marijuana off a boat which arrived at Potter’s Cay Dock from Exuma on Friday.

Shortly before 10am, Central Division officers, acting on information, went to a vessel at Potter’s Cay Dock and recovered two boxes which contained 17 packages of suspected marijuana. The drugs weighed 100 lbs.

Investigations into these incidents are ongoing.

Comments

DDK 8 months, 1 week ago

Will the DEA EVER allow The Bahamas to grow its own crops? Allowing the "assistance" of the "great" country is surely a double-edged sword! Guess they use their drones when it suits their agenda.

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Bonefishpete 8 months, 1 week ago

Just look on the Brightside when Florida votes in recreational Marijuana in 2020 election. The DEA will have even more manpower to lend the Bahamas to help stamp out the Devils Lettuce.

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TheMadHatter 8 months, 1 week ago

They destroyed some of God's plants? No way. I don't believe it. I myself would be too afraid to destroy God's possessions. HE is more powerful than me. Maybe the police are more powerful than God?

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John 8 months, 1 week ago

So when will this country ever come out of the dark ages. They are spending more money chasing marijuana than what harm it can ever do. That is why most of the major countries around the world have decided to tolerate it if not legalized it. Even South Africa. The effect is twofold The elimination of crimes related to marijuana possession, for personal consumption. The freeing up of law enforcement to Perdue more serious crimes.

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SP 8 months ago

Correction...."Stupid, Dumbass, Neanderthals, In Andros Destroy 90,000 Marijuana Plants"

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DDK 8 months ago

Possibly the best comment re. the crop ravages!

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