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A man suspected of attempting to push more than $50,000 worth of drugs through the country was reportedly allowed to marry his fiancé while in custody at the Central Police Station over the weekend, the Bahama Journal understands.

Police sources close to the matter told the Journal on Sunday that the man was arrested the day before his wedding scheduled for Saturday March 8.

It was also reported that the unconventional wedding was “approved by higher authorities on the force.”

The Journal was informed that an assistant commissioner of police at the Central Police Station allowed the ceremony to happen.

It was also reported that the bride arrived at the station fully dressed in her wedding attire.

On Friday, police reported that three men ages 36, 34, 28 were arrested following a large drug bust that morning.

According to reports, shortly before 7:00a.m. Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol at Potters Cay Dock, when they observed a male employee of a mail boat hand over a package to two men.

The two men then drove off in a vehicle.

Police intercepted the vehicle and found two packages containing over 50 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle.

The three men were taken into custody.

Journal sources were not able to confirm, though, which of the suspects were allowed to get married.

However, the police source, who claimed he is a relative of one of the new groom’s cousins, did confirm that a pastor was called in to officiate the service.

“From what I know the guy needed more money to defray the cost of the wedding,” he said. “That’s why he was dealing with the drugs.”

When asked if the officers who allowed the wedding to take place at the police station were breaching any laws, the police source said he could not comment on that and added that the decision to allow a suspect to get married while in custody was “clearly a personal choice.”

“I really don’t know what to say about that,” the source added. “You see it all the time where people get married while in prison, so I don’t know. I can’t say how the officers came to that decision.”

A number of other police officers the Journal spoke to on Sunday also reported “hearing about something like that” but could not give any additional details.

Calls to National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage, State Minister for National Security Keith Bell and Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade went unanswered up to press time.

However, National Security Permanent Secretary Carl Smith told the Journal on Sunday that he has no knowledge of the incident.

Reports are that an investigation is underway into this matter.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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