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Update: Major Drug Bust in Deep Creek - Thousands of Marijuana Plants up to 7 ft Tall

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image USCG flying over South Eleuthera late on Friday September 10th, assisting Bahamian Police who busted a major drug operation in South Eleuthera

(Eleuthera, The Bahamas) Police in Eleuthera,  on Monday September 13, placed the official estimate at Twenty Five Thousand (25,000) Cannabis plants (commonly known as Marijuana plants)  some up to 7 feet tall, that were seized during the major drug operation in Deep Creek that, according to sources, occurred over an approximate two week period and culminated with a major raid on September 10th.

Deep Creek settlement is about 1.5 hours south of Governor's Harbour by car, and like much of Eleuthera, has vast areas of uninhabited land. According to police, tips from the local community, led them to the major find.

The find was made in a northern part of Deep Creek commonly known as Delancy Hill. There, police arrested a 27-year-old light-skinned male of Westmoreland Jamaica, identified as Veron St. Tardo Gayle. Police uprooted the thousands of Marijuana plants from three farms, one containing the drug mixed among farm vegetables.

The Eleutheran broke the story late on Friday, revealing that South Eleuthera was teeming with activity. Undercover officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, (DEU) Uniformed Police, Special Detectives, and a US Coast Guard Helicopter with DEA Agents, were at the Rock Sound International Airport late in the day preparing to ferry the loot, officers based elsewhere, and one arrested Jamaican national back to the Bahamian Capital.

Well-placed sources, have restated estimates of at least 28,000 plants which we reported initially, however officials on the island, are estimating the slightly lower quantity of 25,000.

"We've been at this all day" said one of the officers at the airport gates, who seemed like he had returned from the trenches. The airport was closed at the time most of the activity was ongoing.

 

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USCG Helicopter with DEA agents assisting Bahamian Police with the transport of seized drugs from Deep Creek.

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Rev. Tom and Annie Otto on 23 August, 2011 05:32:09
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We send our love and prayers hoping that Irene does no harm to Eleuthera.
What beautiful people and beautiful island. The Lord is with you - and many around the world are praying for you. The Lord is a caring God and He cares for you, even in times of storm.
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