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RBPF Nassau: Dangerous drugs, illegal firearm and ammunition recovered - Suspects to be arraigned
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Nov 26, 2018 - 10:06:07 AM

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DANGEROUS DRUGS, ILLEGAL FIREARM AND AMMUNITION RECOVERED – 4 ADULT MALES IN CUSTODY

Nassau, Bahamas - Police on the island of New Providence have recovered another illegal firearm, ammunition and a quantity of dangerous drugs Sunday, 25th November, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 5:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers, were on patrol on Miami Street, when they observed a group of men standing near an abandon building. The men, upon seeing the officers, begin acting in a suspicious manner. Officers conducted a search of the area where the men were standing and recovered a 9 millimeter pistol, seven (7) rounds of ammunition and a quantity of suspected marijuana.

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The four men were taken into custody. Investigations are ongoing.

SUSPECTS TO BE ARRAIGNED

Police are pleased to announce that three (3) adult males will be arraigned in Magistrate Court at 12:00pm, Monday, 26th November, 2018, on charges various criminal charges.

They are as follows:

  • A 22 year old male to be arraigned on a charge of Abetment to commit Murder, in connection with the death of Stantavio Lord, which occurred on Monday, 12th November, 2018.A 25 year old male to be arraigned on a charge of Attempted Murder, in connection with a shooting
  • incident which occurred on Friday, 26th October, 2018, at Hospital Lane.
  • A 22 year old male will be arraigned on a charge of Armed Robbery, which occurred on 9th November, 2018.

FIREARMS LICENSING OFFICE 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 from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am - 4pm. The office will be closed on weekends and Holidays.

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

All Firearms Licenses expires as of 31st December, 2018. After 14th January, 2019 a late fee will be charged at the time of renewal.

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).


ARMED ROBBERY SAFETY TIPS –

  • PERSONNEL SAFETY FIRST! MONEY AND MERCHANDISE ARE NOT IMPORTANT AND CAN BE REPLACED
  • Stay 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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