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Police seize 815 pounds of marijuana

Three suspects remain at large after authorities seized 815 pounds of marijuana during a bust on Friday.

The seizure took place in the Ragged Island chain around 11 a.m. and was the result of a joint operation between the US Coast Guard, DEA, DEU and the Marine Division, police spokesman ASP Audley Peters said.

While doing aerial surveillance, the team saw a white go-fast boat with three men on board.

As the aircraft neared the boat, the man abandoned the vessel in shallow waters.

They fled into a “wooded area”, Peters said.

Officers recovered 55 bales of marijuana from the ditched vessel.

The seized drugs have a street value of $815,000.

Police brought the drugs into New Providence after 11 p.m. on Friday.

Peters said they are following significant leads.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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