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Police Destroy Marijuana Fields 

A major drug bust on the island of Andros last week has  resulted  in police uncovering eight marijuana fields in San Andros.

Following a joint operation by Drug Enforcement Unit, US Drug Enforcement Agency and officers from the North Andros District, in two separate incidents last week, police recovered in excess of 90,000 marijuana plants.

In the first discovery, according to police reports, shortly before 7:00am Thursday, 7th February, OPBAT officers, while on air patrol over San Andros, North Andros, discovered four marijuana fields.

Following the discovery and with the assistance of Andros Division Officers, they  uprooted a total of  9,700 marijuana plants ranging from 6 inches  to 3 feet  in height, before destroying the fields with fire.

A day later, Friday 8th February, shortly after 8:00am, officers from Andros Division, Drug Enforcement Unit and US Drug Enforcement Agency,

went to a bushy area in San Andros, North Andros, where they uncovered another four marijuana fields and uprooted a total of 84,810 marijuana plants.

These fields were also later destroyed by fire.

Investigations are ongoing into these incidents.

In a separate incident, police here in the capital also recovered a quantity of marijuana that  allegedly originated out of Exuma.

According to reports, shortly before 10:00am, Friday, Central Division Officers, acting on information went to a vessel at Potters Cay Dock, which had arrived from  Exuma  and recovered two boxes, containing 17 packages of suspected marijuana.

No arrest was made in these incident. Investigations are ongoing.

The weight of the drugs 100  pounds  with an estimated street  value of $100, 00.00.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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