$100k plus seized in drugs, 3 men in custody

A police officer is expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court today in connection with a drug bust at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), authorities confirmed.

Police said it was shortly before 1:00 p.m. Thursday, when Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers, conducted a search of a charter aircraft at LPIA, with six persons onboard.

Upon checking the suitcase believed to be the property of the officer, three kilos of suspected cocaine were discovered, police said.

The alleged cocaine weighed eight pounds and carrying a street value of  $53,000.00.

In a second incident, shortly before 11:00 a.m. Thursday DEU officers conducted a search of a home at Elmer Close off Sea Breeze Lane and recovered two crocus sack bags containing 20 packages of suspected marijuana.

An adult male was taken into custody and will also be arraigned before Magistrate Court.

The 70 pounds of marijuana carries a street value of $70,000.

Police on Bimini also seized an estimated two pounds of marijuana and subsequently arrested one man this week.

Reports say that shortly after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, police in Bimini went to a residence on Bailey Town, where they discovered a plastic bag containing a quantity of suspected marijuana.

A 31-year-old man was arrested and taken into police custody.

In the second incident on the same date, shortly before 8:00 p.m., officers went to a bushy area on Queens Highway, Alice Town, Bimini, where they discovered in a garbage bin, a black plastic bag containing suspected marijuana, police said.

There were no arrest made in this matter.

The estimated weight was two pounds, which carries a street value of $1000.00

Police are said to be investigating.