Police discovered 375 pounds of Marijuana shortly after 3 p-m at a home on Meadows Street – in the heart of the Bain Town community. The drugs have a street value of $375,000 dollars.
Assistant Commissioner Clayton Fernander says “on searching the residence, 18 crocus sacs bags filled with suspected marijuana was found in that residence. Seven persons were arrested, four females and three males. In that, there are two Jamaican males and one female and a U.S resident female and the remainder are Bahamians, which is two Bahamian male adults and a female Bahamian adult.”
This drug bust is the result of the excellent work of the Royal Bahamas Police Force. Assistant Commissioner responsible for crime Clayton Fernander says police will continue its presence in crime hotspot areas like Bain Town. Fernander went on to say “We want to encourage members of the public that if you see any suspicious movements within your community, please reach out to the police. Reach out to the police and you can see what has played out today. This is what we said fuels these shootings and murders.”
Bain and Grants Town Member of Parliament Travis Robinson is sending a clear message to residents involved in this criminal activity to stop because it’s destroying the reputation of the community. The Bain and Grants Town M.P continued by saying “this drug bust this afternoon in my constituency of Bain and Grants Town is certainly not a good one. This is what myself and members of the constituency are working hard towards every day; to try to eradicate when it comes to the stigma and or the identity that defines our community. this is a high concern for me as a member of parliament because, specifically because of the hundreds, the thousands of young people that live in this constituency and who are trafficking through these shortcuts on a daily basis. We know that it “
Investigations continue and police say several other individuals will be arrested in connection with this matter.