Two suspected drug smugglers ran out of luck Sunday morning after their vessel experienced mechanical problems, which later landed them in police custody.
Authorities confirmed that they showed up to help the duo but they uncovered more than what initially met the eye.
Jamuel Ferguson, officer-in-charge of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) said, the two males began experiencing engine problems sometime before 9:00 a.m. Sunday.
The men were reportedly stranded in the Exumas.
The marine support unit of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) were said to be the Good Samaritans in Sunday’s attempted rescue effort.
But the rescue attempt quickly turned into a significant drug bust, authorities revealed.
Officers said they discovered that the men not only had mechanical issues, but they also had a large quantity of suspected marijuana in their possession as well.
“Two adult males, ranging in ages 34 and 44, were arrested after nine croc sack bags of suspected marijuana was found on Wardrerick Wells Cay,” shared Ferguson.
“Those males, along with the suspected drugs, were brought in to the marine support base in New Providence for further investigations.”
Ferguson revealed that the duo is well known to authorities.
He was unable to reveal the exact weight, quantity and estimated street value of the suspected marijuana.
The men are currently in police custody and are expected to be hauled before the Magistrate’s Court on drug charges later this week.