$2.5 Million in Cocaine Seized in Bahamas

A joint operation by law enforcement agencies near Great Inagua in The Bahamas resulted in the seizure of an estimated $2.5 million worth of cocaine, on Friday August 31st.

Police seized the 345 pounds of cocaine on North West Cay, an island North of Great Inagua, around 4:30 am on Thursday.

The Drug Enforcement Unit and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration arrested two men, a 44-year-old Dominican Republic national and a 41-year-old Turks and Caicos resident shortly after the large find.

The suspects will be arraigned in court sometime this week.

The seizure comes just over a week after law enforcement agencies in Grand Bahama seized $1.2 million in cocaine from the Freeport Container Port.

According to police, the narcotics were discovered in a container that arrived from Peru and was being transported to Toronto, Canada.

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