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Bahamas police find $32 million worth of marijuana plants in Grand Bahama
Published on June 3, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Lededra Marche
Freeport News Editor

FREEPORT, Bahamas -- Two Bahamians and a Jamaican national are in custody after drug enforcement officers reportedly discovered a marijuana field on Saturday with an estimated $32 million worth of plants.

It is the largest field to be unearthed since 2012.

Police say the find was made in East Grand Bahama around 5:25 am while police officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) were conducting an investigation.

The men are reportedly assisting police with the investigation.

A similar discovery was made in March, when 167,000 marijuana plants, with an estimated worth of $16.8 million, were uncovered in the east of the island.

The field stretched over 27 plots and the plants ranged in height from one to five feet. Police suspect the plants were being cultivated for export.

The largest marijuana field ever discovered was in June 2012 during an aerial search in the east. That marijuana haul was said to have a street value of more than $40 million.

A total of 32 plots were found in the pine forest on the northern side of the Grand Bahama Highway, a few miles east of the High Rock Community.

It was reported then to be the single largest find in the last decade.

Police have yet to make any arrests in any of the earlier discoveries.

Republished with permission of the Nassau Guardian
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