By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
TWO persons were arrested and taken into custody in Abaco after police discovered 60 potted marijuana plants this week.
According to reports, shortly after 1pm police and immigration officers, acting on information, went to an area off Ernest Dean Highway where they found a number of stolen items, and 10 pots of suspected marijuana plants, about one to three feet in height.
ASP Terecita Pinder reported that the officers arrested a 46-year-old Jamaican woman who was discovered in the area.
She said that a short time later, during a further search of the area, officers discovered 50 marijuana plants about one to four feet in height. As a result, police arrested a 44-year-old Bahamian man of Dundas Town who was also found in the area.
According to ASP Pinder, the plants have an estimated street value of $30,000. Investigations are continuing into the matter.
ARMED ROBBERY IN GB
In Grand Bahama, police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a Freeport business establishment on Tuesday evening.
According to reports, shortly after 9pm two masked suspects entered a business on Logwood Road and Yellow Pine Street brandishing a firearm. The culprits robbed the cashier of personal items, took an undetermined amount of money from the cash register and fled.
ASP Pinder said police are appealing to the public for any information that can assist them in locating the culprits. Persons can contact the Central Detective Unit in Grand Bahama at 350-3107 through 12, 911, 919 or call the nearest police station.