Male arrested at LPIA for drug possession

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – An adult male was taken into custody at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, after he was found in possession of dangerous drugs.

According to police reports, shortly after 2:00p.m. on Tuesday, Drug Enforcement Unit Officersobserved a male in the Customs Hall who, upon seeing them, began acting in a suspicious manner.

The officers conducted a search of the male and his bag and recovered a package which contained suspected cocaine.

It is believed that the male, a Bahamian, had just arrived from Suriname through Jamaica via Caribbean Airlines.

He was taken into custody and is expected to be formally charged before a magistrate court this week.

Police said the drugs weighed 10lbs with an estimated street value of $67,000.00.