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Bahamas: “TRANSNATIONAL CRIME” $3.1 million cocaine bust on Eleuthera believed to have overseas connections

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police recovered 155 packages of suspected cocaine with a street value of $3.1 million in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera, during a joint law enforcement operation yesterday.

According to reports, personnel from Operation Bahamas and Turks and Caicos (OPBAT), the US Coast Guard, US Customs and Border Patrol and the Royal Bahamas Police Force participated in the operation.

Law enforcement officials launched an investigation after receiving intelligence on Sunday that an aircraft was inbound to The Bahamas with suspected cocaine onboard.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Solomon Cash told members of the media that when the aircraft landed on the Governor’s Harbour airstrip on Sunday, law enforcement officers commenced a surveillance exercise of the aircraft and the airstrip.

Cash said two men were observed leaving the aircraft and were searched but nothing was found in their possession.

They were subsequently allowed to leave the airstrip and the joint operation continued into the night.

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