Drug Bust of around 391 kilos in Bahamas $7.5m worth

The U.S coast guard said that they assisted with the transfer and disposition of millions worth of cocaine in Bahamas last week. The drugs were apprehended following a joint agency interdiction of a drug smuggling event on March 25.

U.S. coast guard air station ‘Borinquen aircrews’ helped the Royal Bahamas police force and the U.S. drug enforcement administration with the transfer and disposition of approximately 391 kilos of cocaine last Tuesday, at the Mayaguana Airport in the Bahamas, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The estimated value of the cocaine is about $7.5m.

The cocaine was seized from a suspected smuggling aircraft, according to the coast guard.

Specifically, the Royal Bahamas police force drug enforcement unit coordinated with Mayaguana airport police and DEA agents to seize a suspected smuggling aircraft and discovered the contraband.

A suspect smuggler was also taken into custody by the RBPF, which reports that the case investigation is ongoing.

The drug bust came after a 2024 Northern Caribbean Security Summit that was held in the Bahamas last month.

The summit was the third-annual meeting between executive and law enforcement leaders from the US, The Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the UK, where they discussed ways “to modernize, integrate, and position joint security relationships to confront the complex threats of the 21st century.”

The aim of the partners is to dismantle criminal networks, block malign actors, support strong judiciaries, and stop the trafficking of drugs, guns, wildlife, and people.