Police make drug arrests

Police make drug arrests

A man and a woman were taken into police custody early Thursday morning after officers allegedly discovered $20,000 worth of marijuana in their home.

The arrests took place shortly before 6:00 a.m. off Bacardi Road.

According to reports, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), acting on information went to home on Venice Bay where they observed a male throwing a blue bag, from the home, over a fence.

Officers retrieved the bag, conducted a search of it and recovered 20 packages of marijuana. The male was taken into custody.

Further inquiries led to the arrest of an adult female who was in the home at the time.

The drugs weighed 20 pounds and have a street value of $20,000.

Police also arrested a man at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) early Wednesday morning after he was discovered with one pound of cocaine taped to his body.

The arrest took place shortly after 6:00 a.m.

Police said the suspect presented himself to the United States Boarder Control at LPIA en route to Fort Lauderdale and was selected for a secondary search.

During the search, officers found a taped package containing cocaine in his trousers and another two packages were discovered in his shoes.

The suspect was taken into custody by officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit and is expected to appear in court something this week.

An American man from New York was also taken into custody after he was found in possession of marijuana.

The incident took place shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Investigations into these incidents continue.