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Jamaican, Bahamians arrested after US$3-m ganja find

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 | 2:02 PM    

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NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – Bahamas police say they have arrested a 49-year-old Jamaican after seizing marijuana with a street value of over US$3 million over the past weekend.

The authorities have not disclosed the name of the Jamaican, but said that two Bahamian men, ages 29 and 28, were also detained after discovering “several large marijuana fields” in Grand Bahama.

The police said acting on intelligence they went to Grand Bahama East, where they uncovered 15 marijuana plots with over 32,000 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of US$3.2 million.

The police said that the three men are due to appear in court later this week.

Meanwhile, a 44-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman are now in custody after police said they had discovered a large quantity of marijuana on Sunday.

They said a 17-year-old male was also taken into custody.

The police said they had gone to the Hatchet Bay Dock where they where they observed the juvenile attempting to put a package on a mail boat. Police retrieved the package and found it to contain an estimated 70 pounds of marijuana. The juvenile was arrested and taken into custody.

Police said further investigations led to the arrest of the man and woman.

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