Mark Pinder and Parson Exana plead guilty to conspiracy to import cocaine into the U.S. from the Bahamas. They face a sentence of 10 years to life in prison.
On May 25th, ICE special agents conducted an enforcement operation on the high seas, and received approximately 297 kilograms of cocaine from Pinder, a Bahamian citizen, in a vessel-to-vessel transfer. The cocaine was thereafter transported to Palm Beach County.
On May 26th, law enforcement agents conducted a controlled delivery of the 297 kilograms of cocaine to Pinder and Exana in Jupiter. The men were then arrested.