Six crew members held after drugs, firearm found on mail boat

Six mail boat crew members are in police custody after a firearm and a large quantity of drugs were found on their vessel on Friday night.

According to reports, shortly before 8pm, South Eastern Division and K-9 officers searched the mail boat at Potter’s Cay Dock. They discovered two taped boxes containing six packages of suspected marijuana, a pistol and a magazine with 11 live rounds of 9mm ammunition.

The estimated weight of the drugs is 30 pounds. Five men and a woman were taken into custody for questioning.