Three arrested as police seize nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana


NASSAU, Bahamas, Aug 09 2017 – Bahamas police say they have seized nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana and arrested three persons during a drug bust in Andros, the largest of the 26 inhabited Bahamian Islands on Monday.

The police said that they had gone to an area in Fresh Creek, where they discovered a “go-fast boat, which appeared to have run aground.

“The officers conducted a search of the nearby bushes, where they uncovered 78 large packages containing nearly three thousand pounds of marijuana and arrested three adult males. The estimated street value for the drugs is just under, three million US dollars,” according to the police statement.

The statement did not provide the nationalities of those arrested but said that the seizure is “a significant blow to the operations of drug traffickers”.

The police said they were urging nationals to cooperate with them to stem criminal activities here adding that “many criminals target favourite areas and have predictable methods of operation.

“When you report all the facts about a crime, it helps the police assign officers in the places where crimes are occurring or where they are most likely to occur. If you don’t report crime, this allows the criminal to continue to operate without interference.”

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