oint Operation by Law Enforcement Officers resulted in the
arrest of a Bahamian male and the seizure of over $17,000.00.
Reports are that on Tuesday 25th June 2019, shortly after 12:00pm, a joint operation between officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Bahamas Customs at the Freeport Harbour, resulted in the arrest of a male of Eleuthera Drive, Hawksbill, who had travelled on board the M/V Baleria from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where it was discovered concealed in the lining of his carryon luggage, $17,555.00 all in U.S currency. The suspect failed to declare the cash to Bahamas Customs and was unable to give a satisfactory account of how the monies were obtained.
He was arrested and is expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court later this week.
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.