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Bahamas police arrest US suspect, seize haul of marijuana

March 31, 2015

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Authorities in the Bahamas say an American man has been arrested with a large cache of marijuana on his sailboat.

A Tuesday statement from the Royal Bahamas Police Force says the 52-year-old American suspect was arrested along with a local man in South Bimini. The Bimini islands are the closest point in the Bahamas archipelago to the United States.

Bahamian officers made the two arrests with the assistance of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. The identities of the suspects were not immediately disclosed.

Agents had a search warrant for the American’s 38-foot sailboat. They allegedly found 436 pounds of marijuana stashed on his boat.

The drugs and the two arrested men were transported to New Providence, the most populous island in the sprawling chain off Florida’s east coast.

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