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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District Last Updated: Jun 4, 2019 - 7:38:02 AM


RBPF Grand Bahama: Drugs and Human Smuggling foiled by Law Enforcement Officers
By Terecita L. Pinder
Jun 4, 2019 - 7:30:59 AM

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Police and Immigration officers foiled a smuggling operation and arrested (3) Brazilians and (4) Haitian Nationals along with suspected marijuana seized

Freeprot Grand Bahama - Reports are that on Monday 3rd June 2019 shortly before 11:00pm, officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Immigration Department in collaboration and acting on information, proceeded  in police vessel to the canal area off Flamingo Lane situated off Swan Drive, where they boarded a blue and white fishing vessel and apprehended (4) Haitian nationals and (3) Brazilian nationals. A search was conducted of the vessel and officers uncovered 20lbs. of suspected marijuana valued at $20,000.

Investigation continues in this matter.

Officers of the mobile division arrest (3) males for dangerous drugs possession and outstanding warrants issued by the Magistrate Court.

Reports are that on Monday 3rd June 2019, between the hours of 11:00am – 8:00pm, officers of the Mobile Division while in the Cedar Street area, conducted a road check where they arrested a number of persons for dangerous drugs possession and outstanding warrants issued by the Magistrate Courts.

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) OR THE CENTRAL DETECTIVE UNIT AT 350-3106/12.

HURRICANE SAFETY TIPS – Today is the first day of the hurricane season! 

Take note of the hurricane shelters in your area.
  • Secure all important documents in a waterproof container.
  • Be sure to have a first aid kit, medication, flash lights, and a battery operated radio on hand.
  • Secure all loose objects, including lawn furniture, on your property and place pets inside for safe keeping.
  • Keep several days’ supply of food and water for each family member.
  • DO NOT USE GENERATORS INDOORS.
  • Follow all instructions from your local authorities regarding evacuation or other safety procedures.

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