(Coral Harbour, RBDF…16 May, 2017) The Royal Bahamas Defence Force, patrol craft, HMBS ROLLY GRAY, made a hefty dent in the Marijuana illegal trade, on Monday morning, May 15th 2017, according to a release from the Force.
The release stated:
“While on routine patrol in the South western Bahamas, in the area of Cay Lobos, the Defence Force vessel intercepted a 28-foot blue and white go-fast vessel. The vessel was subsequently searched by Rolly Gray’s boarding team and a large supply of contraband, believed to be marijuana was discovered on board.
“The three males on board, 2 Bahamians and 1 Jamaican, were apprehended and their contraband seized. They were transported to the Capital where they arrived on Tuesday morning. The drugs weighed in at just over 1000 pounds with an estimated street value of over a million dollars. The men and contraband were handed over to officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Drug Enforcement Unit for further processing.”
According to the Force, “This arrest has been a result of the consistent efforts of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and their strategic intent to rid the waters of the Bahamas of illicit transnational activities that threaten the security of The Bahamas.”
RBDF Photo one shows: The 28-foot blue and white go-fast vessel laden with suspected illegal drugs being escorted into the capital by a Defence Force boarding team.
RBDF Photo two shows: Some of the suspected illegal drugs being taken off a Defence Force patrol craft at HMBS Coral Harbour.
Photo three shows: The suspected drugs along with the suspects being taken into custody after arrival into the capital.
(RBDF Photos by Marine Seaman Collison Ingraham)