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Bahamian, US Police Seize More than $3 Million in Marijuana

Voice of America
22 Sep 2020, 23:05 GMT+10

News reports in the Bahamas say local police and U.S. law enforcement agents have seized more than $3 million worth of marijuana following a high-speed boat chase.

The Tribune newspaper quotes Police Commissioner Paul Rolle as saying officers, acting on a tip, chased the suspect's boat for more than hour before it rammed the police vessel in the Barraterre area of Exuma, injuring one police officer, who was thrown from the boat.

Police responded by firing at the suspects, striking one person. Police say the driver of the suspect's boat then stopped, allowing officers to board their vessel.

The newspaper says Monday's bust was a joint operation between police, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force and U.S. agencies, including the Coast Guard.

Police say all four suspects are Bahamians. The condition of the suspect who was wounded was not immediately available.

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