Thousands of dollars’ worth of suspected illegal narcotics were seized by the Grand Bahama branch of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers on Monday night.
According to DEU officers, shortly after 10:00 p.m. yesterday, officers – while traveling in the area of Sergeant Major Road, observed four males acting suspiciously.
Upon seeing the officers, police said, the group fled the scene on foot.
Authorities confirmed that one of the men discarded a backpack before successfully fleeing into nearby bushes.
DEU officers retrieved the backpack and found that it contained four bags of suspected marijuana.
The suspected drugs weighed two pounds and has an estimated street value of $2,000, police said.
Authorities said their search for the suspects proved unsuccessful, however investigations continue.
An hour after that discovery, police said, they discovered almost two dozen rounds of ammunition in the area of Cora’s Place near Sergeant Major Road.
According to reports, DEU officers discovered a brown paper bag while patrolling the area.
The bag contained 20 rounds of .40 Smith and Wesson ammunition, police said.
Police said they are actively investigating this matter.