|U.S./Bahamas Law Enforcement Cooperation leads to $40M drug bust on Grand Bahama|
|Wednesday, 27 June 2012 08:32|
On Friday, June 22, 2012, a joint operation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Royal Bahamas Police Force Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) led to one of the largest marijuana grow field discoveries in The Bahamas since 2007. A joint investigation in a secluded area of Eastern Grand Bahama led to the discovery of 30 large marijuana fields with plots containing over 50,000 marijuana plants ranging in height from one to 11 feet tall. Ammunition was also discovered at the site. The plants, which have an estimated street value of $40 million, were destroyed onsite by law enforcement agents. This latest effort reaffirms the United States and The Bahamas’ shared commitment in the fight against illicit drugs and drug trafficking.
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