DEU arrests 3 drug smugglers

Authorities successfully nabbed three suspected drug smugglers, a Bahamian female and two Surinamese men, between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, police confirmed.

According to police reports, a Bahamian woman was arrested Wednesday morning after trying to smuggle suspected marijuana into the Bahamas Department of Corrections (BDOC).

The suspected drugs were hidden in a plate of food, police revealed.

According to reports, shortly before 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a woman went to BDOC to take a plate of food for an inmate.

Officers at the prison examined the food and found a quantity of suspected marijuana, reports indicated.

The woman was detained and handed over to Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers.

The woman is expected to appear in court later this week to be formally charged.

Meanwhile, less than 12 hours before the discovery at the prison, DEU officers at Lynden Pindling Airport (LPIA) apprehended two Surinamese men for drug possession.

According to reports, the seizure occurred shortly after 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Police reports indicate that the suspects were intercepted when they arrived on an international flight at LPIA.

DEU officers suspected the men were carrying drugs in their bodies, police confirmed.

Authorities subsequently transported the trio to hospital to be examined.

Upon examination, police revealed that the men were found to be in possession of several packages of cocaine.

Investigations are ongoing.