USCG Seizes USD 4.6 Mln Worth of Marijuana

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A US Coast Guard helicopter crew, working under the direction of Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, assisted in the seizure of 5,050 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of $4.6 million on Wednesday.

While on routine patrol, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection maritime patrol aircraft located a 35-foot go-fast vessel transiting at a high rate of speed without navigation lights. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Royal Bahamas Police Force boatcrew with Drug Enforcement Administration agents aboard launched to pursue the vessel.

When they intercepted the go-fast vessel, the RBPF boatcrew and DEA agents took six suspected smugglers into custody and seized the contraband.

The suspects, vessel, and narcotics were taken to Nassau, Bahamas for processing.

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