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Drug haul in Bahamas


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MIAMI, (CMC) – The  United States Coast Guard says a joint task force from Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) has seized 3 150 pounds of marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of over US$3 million in the vicinity of Hatchet Point on Eleuthera Island.
On Friday, the US Coast Guard said while on patrol, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) aircraft crew observed a 35-foot go-fast vessel with two outboard engines dropping off an unknown number of suspected contraband packages in the vicinity of Hatchet Point on Eleuthera Island.
A helicopter aircrew located 45 bales of marijuana, totalling about 1 500 pounds and made three arrests.
It’s reported that the go-fast vessel departed the scene on a course for Nassau, Bahamas, but eventually ran out of fuel. A second vessel was then observed attempting to bring fuel to the disabled go-fast.
Drug Enforcement Administration and Drug Enforcement Unit agents pursued both targets by boat, catching the refuelling vessel and four suspects believed to be involved in the smuggling operation were arrested.
It said the go-fast vessel was interdicted soon after with an additional 2 150lbs of marijuana and two suspected smugglers.
The Coast Guard said the go-fast vessel, smugglers and contraband were taken to Nassau.

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