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Three Men Arrested in $3M Ragged Island Drug Bust

A joint operation in the Ragged Island chain leading to the seizure of $3 million worth of marijuana on Wednesday.

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A joint operation in the Ragged Island chain leading to the seizure of $3 million worth of marijuana on Wednesday. The suspects were spotted on a go-fast vessel. They arrived in New Providence, where they are expected to face charges.

 



Three Bahamian men were transported to the capital in handcuffs today after 55 crocus sacks and 55 brown packages of marijuana, valued at three million dollars, were found on a go-fast boat vessel traveling along the Ragged Island chain.

Police Press Liaison ASP Audley Peters says the major bust was the result of a joint operation between the drug enforcement unit, OPBAT, the U.S. Coast Guard, DEA, Customs Border Protection, Air Marine Operation and the Police Marine Support Unit. The suspects’ vessel was spotted by the US Coast Guard around 9AM Wednesday during a routine air patrol in the southern Bahamas.

The suspects, ages 41, 52, and 63, were arrested and brought to the capital this afternoon. Officers formed a human chain to remove the packages from a police vessel and pile them onto the police marine dock.

Peters said it is unclear what their final destination was.

This latest bust comes two days after $2 million dollars worth of cocaine was recovered in Abaco.

When asked about the fate of the drugs found, Peters stated that when the three suspects are brought to court for trial, then if convicted, the drugs will then be destroyed by fire.



 

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