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RBPF Nassau: 2 illegal firearms recovered - 16 arrested in police “Silent Night” Operation - Dangerous drugs and illegal ammuntion recovered
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Nov 8, 2019 - 7:45:18 AM

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2 ILLEGAL FIREARMS RECOVERED

Nassau, Bahamas - According to reports, shortly before 11:45am, Thursday, 7th November, 2019 Anti-Gang and Firearms Unit Officers acting on information conducted a search of the Sea Breeze Park at the junction of Charles Saunders Highway and Beatrice Avenue, and recovered from under a garbage bin, a black Taurus 9 millimeter pistol and a black Beretta .22 pistol.

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No arrest was made in this incident. Investigations are ongoing.

16 ARRESTED IN POLICE “SILENT NIGHT” OPERATION

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2019, police assisted by Marines from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force conducted operations in various parts of New Providence, Thursday 7th November, 2019, which led to the arrest of a number of persons.

The ongoing police operations are aimed at suppressing crime in a number of areas and to send a clear message to those responsible for committing criminal acts on members of our communities, that the police will proactively identify them and ensure that they are prosecuted and brought to justice.

Yesterday’s operation led to the arrest of 16 persons for a number of criminal offenses including attempted murder, possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply and armed robbery. Two (2) searched warrants were executed, seventeen (17) fixed penalty notices were issued to drivers, and three (3) arrests for outstanding warrants.

DANGEROUS DRUGS AND ILLEGAL AMMUNTION RECOVERED - 1 male in custody

Shortly after 3:00pm, Operation Team acting on intelligence, went to Mandingo Alley, Fox Hill where they observed a male standing on the side of the street. The male upon seeing the officers began acting in a suspicious manner. Officers conducted a search of the male and the immediate bushy area where he was standing and recovered from bushes a crocus sack with large quantity of suspected marijuana, a firearm magazine and eleven (11) rounds of ammunition.

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Weight of Drugs: 70 1/2 lbs. Estimated value: $70,500.00

The 41 year old male, a resident of Mandingo Alley, Fox Hill was taken into custody in connection with this seizure.

ILLEGAL FIREARM AND AMMUNITION RECOVERED

Shortly after 5:00pm, Operations Team acting on information conducted a search of a vacant lot on Fowler Street off East Bay Street and recovered from a derelict vehicle a 12 gauge shot gun and 9 rounds of 9millimeter ammunition.

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No arrest was made in this incident.

DANGEROUS DRUGS RECOVERED

Shortly before 6:00pm Operations Team acting on intelligence, conducted a search of a bushy area on John Road off Market Street and recovered a black garbage bag which contained eight (8) packages of suspected marijuana.

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No arrest was made in this matter. Drugs is weighed: 8 lbs. Estimate value: $8,000.00

DANGEROUS DRUGS SEIZED- 4 MALES IN COSTUDY

Shortly before 10:00pm, Operations Officers acting on intelligence, went to Third Street off Robinson Road where they saw four men standing in a yard. The officers conducted a search of the men and the area where they were gathered and recovered from the property one hundred and fifty-six foil wrappers and plastic bags with suspected marijuana.

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The men were taken into custody and are expected to be formally charged before a Magistrate Court.

FIREARMS LICENSING OFFICE NEW OPERATING HOURS

The Royal Bahamas Police Force wishes to notify members of the public that it’s Firearms Licensing Office on University Boulevard will be open to customers Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am - 4pm.

Effective 7th, December, 2019 through 11th January, 2020 the Firearms Licensing Office (New Providence) will be opened every Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm to assist members of the public.

All Firearms Licenses expires as of 31st December, 2019. After Wednesday 14th January, 2020 a late fee of $50.00 will be added to each firearm license at the time of renewal.

Firearm License Holders, who have not already done so, are asked to visit the office to renew their licenses.

ARMED ROBBERY SAFETY TIPS –

  • PERSONNEL SAFETY FIRST! MONEY AND MERCHANDISE ARE NOT IMPROTANT AND CAN BE REPLACEDStay calm and don’t resist.
  • Do as instructed and don’t make sudden moves.
  • Keep your hands visible at all times.
  • Get a look at the robber if possible, but don’t stare.
  • Activate the alarm only when it’s safe to do so.
  • If possible, get a look at the robber’s vehicle and the direction travel.
  • Do not follow the robber.
  • Install surveillance cameras and ensure that they are in working condition

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