By Royston Jones Jr.
Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter
NASSAU, 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, police said on Friday.
Police seized the 345 pounds of cocaine on North West Cay, an island north of Great Inagua, around 4:30 am on Thursday, according to Superintendent Stephen Dean.
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.
Dean said 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.
The narcotics were discovered in a container that arrived from Peru and was being transported to Toronto, Canada, according to police.
Republished with permission of the Nassau Guardian