Five Jamaicans arrested in The Bahamas for allegedly cultivating ganja
This photo taken October 16, 2013 shows marijuana clone plants that are used to grow medical marijuanadisplayed under a light, at The Joint, a medical marijuana cooperative in Seattle.

NORTH ANDROS, Bahamas— Five Jamaicans have been arrested in The Bahamas in connection with the alleged cultivation of more than four acres of marijuana fields in North Andros.

The discovery was made following surveillance operations by the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF).

Chief Superintendent Roberto Goodman, officer in charge of the Drug Enforcement Unit of the RBPF, reported that the unit received information sometime last week about a suspected marijuana field being cultivated by several people in the area. He said, as a result of this information a joint operation was put into place.

“Two days ago, the drug enforcement office came into the area where they conducted surveillance, and while there they received some additional information which resulted in five Jamaican males being arrested for cultivating these fields,” Goodman said.

He disclosed that the suspects are between 40 and 57 years of age.

Superintendent Goodman stated that the value of the fields of marijuana is not yet clear as the plants will have to be uprooted and counted before the information can be given.

He also told reporters at the scene that investigations are ongoing to see if the arrested men are working alone.

“We are still early in the investigation, and as it goes on we will be able to determine if they are connected with any locals here in The Bahamas,” the superintendent said.

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