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Bales of marijuana which were trucked to the airport in Governor’s Harbour and later flown to New Providence.

According to reports, sometime around 2:30 pm on Thursday, 9th November, 2017, a joint drug operation conducted by Officers from the Eleuthera Division and Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), acting on intelligence, and assisted by US Drug Enforcement (DEA) Agents, resulted in a large seizure of marijuana.

rbpfThe Officer in Charge of the Eleuthera District led a team to an unoccupied residence located in Governor’s Harbour.  He was later joined by a team of DEU and DEA Officers.

The search of the residence led to the discovery of  (77) bales of suspected marijuana, valued at approximately 3 million dollars.

A portion of the drugs were flown into New Providence later on Thursday night, with the remainder slated to be flown out on Friday morning.

Investigations are ongoing.

 

Update (Saturday, November 11th):
Authorities have confirmed that three local men were taken into custody on Friday, November 10th, 2017 in connection to the large drug seizure at an unoccupied residence in Governor’s Harbour on Thursday, November 9th, 2017.  The three men, who are all from Governor’s Harbour were transferred to New Providence by DEU Officers and are currently being held for questioning.

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A portion of the 77 bales of seized marijuana being transported from Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera to New Providence on Friday morning, November 10th, 2017, where authorities said it would be held during the course of the investigation. Assisting the Officers from the Eleuthera Division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force were Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) Officers out of New Providence, along with Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Officers with the US Coast Guard.