NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A Jamaican female and a Bahamian male found themselves in police custody on January 8, after officers on Abaco discovered the duo in possession of thousands of dollars’ worth of suspected marijuana.
The major drug find happened on Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities.
Reports indicate that police and immigration officers, acting on information, went to an area off Earnest Dean Highway sometime around 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Following an investigation of the area, authorities discovered a number of stolen items and 10 pots of suspected marijuana plants.
Police reports indicate that the suspected marijuana plants ranged from 1 foot to three feet in height.
A 46-year-old Jamaican female who was found in the area during the time of the discovery was arrested and taken into custody, police confirm.
A short time after that, while making further searches in the area, officers discovered 50 additional suspected marijuana plants ranging from 1 foot to four feet in height.
Authorities confirmed that a 44-year-old Bahamian male of Dundas Town, Abaco – who was found in the area – was arrested and taken into police custody.
The suspected marijuana plants have an estimated street value of $30,000 thousand dollars, according to police.
Investigations are ongoing in this matter.