$2.5 Million in Marijuana Seized Near Bahamas: U.S. Coast Guard

More than 2,800 pounds of marijuana worth some $2.5 million was seized during three operations in the Bahamas over the weekend, U.S. Coast Guard officials in Miami said Wednesday.

A joint task force that includes the Coast Guard, DEA, Customs and Border Protection and the Royal Bahamas Police Force seized the marijuana after spotting suspicious go-fast vessels near Nassau.

Two smuggling vessels and a vehicle were also seized and six suspects were arrested, officials said.

The seized vessels and marijuana were escorted to Nassau for processing.

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