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U.S. Coast Guard Officers Destroy Giant Bahamian Pot Farm After Claiming They Smelled Weed “From the Air”

In a case that illustrates America’s bizarre and quasi-colonial relationship with the Bahamas, the U.S. Coast Guard announced today that, while its officers were just buzzing around in Bahamian airspace over Andros Island, about 154 miles from Miami, they “smelled” marijuana. It turns out they were flying over a sprawling marijuana farm. So they burned down the farm, even though it sits in a different country.

“On Wednesday Feb. 6, 2019, a Coast Guard forward deployed MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Operation Bahamas, Turks & Caicos (OPBAT) recognized what appeared to be a strong smell of marijuana while flying over Andros Island on a joint narcotic interdiction patrol,” the Coast Guard announced. “The Coast Guard helicopter transported United States DEA agents and Royal Bahamas Police Force Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit to the area to identify and eradicate over 200,000 marijuana plants.”

All told, the American military destroyed 460,000 pounds of Bahamian weed.

( miaminewtimes FEBRUARY 22)

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