Photo/Kendra Sousa A police helicopter thundered over a darkened Jamaica Bay in fast pursuit of a boat with no lights and a load of ill-gotten quarry.

As the craft ducked and dodged across the water, the airborne officers used night vision goggles to follow its spectral path.

The 30-minute pursuit on Monday night ended at a dock in Sheepshead Bay, where, the police said, 2 men tried to unload their haul: 200 horseshoe crabs.

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