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Dangerous Drugs Arrest At International Airport

A MAN was arrested at Lynden Pindling International Airport on Tuesday after he was allegedly found in possession of dangerous drugs.

According to a police report, shortly after 2pm Drug Enforcement Unit officers observed a male in the customs hall who, upon seeing them, begin acting in a suspicious manner. The officers conducted a search of the man and his bag and recovered a package which contained suspected cocaine.

It is believed that the man, a Bahamian, had just arrived from Suriname through Jamaica via Caribbean Airlines.

He was taken into custody and is expected to be formally charged before a magistrate this week. The drugs weigh 10 pounds with an estimated street value of $67,000.

Police also seized suspected marijuana from an abandoned building Tuesday night. Shortly after 8pm, Mobile Division officers, acting on information, conducted a search of an abandoned building on Soldier Road near Woodlawn Way and recovered a black plastic bag which contained a quantity of suspected marijuana.

No arrest was made in this incident. The drugs have a street value of $6,800. 

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