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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District Last Updated: Sep 8, 2018 - 7:20:33 PM


RBPF Grand Bahama: Seizure of a substantial amount of U.S currency
By Terecita Pinder, RBPF
Sep 8, 2018 - 8:00:00 PM

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ONE MALE IS IN POLICE CUSTODY AFTER HE WAS FOUND IN
POSSESSION OF A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF AMERICAN
MONIES – GRAND BAHAMA

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Reports are that on Friday 7th September 2018, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit while on patrol in the area of Polaris Drive, stopped and searched a vehicle with a male occupant and discovered a substantial amount of monies totaling $47,367.00 in U.S currency, to which the occupant could not give a satisfactory account of how the monies came into his possession. The male suspect, who is from Freeport, Grand Bahama, was arrested and taken into police custody.

Police are actively investigating this matter.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, TO ANONYMOUSLY CALL POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS.) 

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS FOR STUDENT-

  • Find an easy way to walk to and from school or the bus stop and use the same route every day.Always walk with a brother, sister, neighbor, friend or with other students. Strength is in numbers.
  • Do not talk to strangers or go anywhere with them or take anything from them. If a stranger approached you, tell your parents or a trusted adult such as a teacher.
  • Never get into a vehicle with a stranger, or with anyone without your parents’ permission.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Never run into the street.
  • Know your parents full name, telephone numbers and your address (street name and house number. If you have trouble remembering them, write it down and keep it ina safe place.
 
SAFTEY TIPS FOR MOTORISTS –

  • Slow down and obey ALL traffic laws and speed limits
  • Speed limits in school zones is 15 MPH from 7:30am to 9:00am and 2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Be extra cautious around school crossing areas
  • When driving in school zones or in neighbourhoods, watch for children who may be in a hurry to get to school and may not be thinking of their safety
  • Watch for children walking in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks. Be alert and ready to stop.
  • Always stop for a school bus or jitney that has to stop to load or unload passengers.
  • Before entering a pedestrian crossing area, be sure there are no children in the lane or adjacent lanes.
  • When passing a parked vehicle, check for children who may run into the street
  • Allow children waiting at a pedestrian crossing to cross the street


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