Police report that second drug bust, this time at airport cargo shed, nets $175k worth of marijuana

In less than 48 hours, law-enforcement agencies have made a second major drug bust.  

Together, close to a half-million dollars’ worth of drugs was seized at the country’s two main ports of entry in separate operations.

During a search on Tuesday, May 17, reports say, the Police and the Customs Department discovered a cardboard box containing 29 pounds of cannabis at the airport cargo shed. The substance has an estimated street value of $174,000.

Prior to that, on Monday, May 16, 54.4 pounds of cannabis were also discovered among three barrels of food items at the Deep Water Harbour.  That haul was valued at $320,400.

A release from the Police says that, in those two days, an overall total of 83.4 pounds of the Class B drug, with an estimated street value of $494,400, were seized.

The illegal substances are now being stored at Police Headquarters and are earmarked for destruction.

Investigations continue into both discoveries.