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A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew assigned to a joint anti-drug patrol in the Bahamas recently uncovered a large, illicit marijuana grow with 200,000 plants – by following the smell.

On February 6, a Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter crew from Operation Bahamas, Turks & Caicos recognized what appeared to be a strong smell of marijuana while they were flying over Andros Island on a narcotics patrol.

They followed up by transporting U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and Royal Bahamas Police Force officers to the site, where they found and destroyed over 200,000 marijuana plants. All in all, the bust took about 460,000 pounds of marijuana off the market. Read on.