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2 men dead after Sunday morning shootings in Nassau
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Feb 10, 2019 - 4:30:10 PM

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POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE COUNTRY’S LATEST
HOMICIDES. 

Nassau, Bahamas - Police on New Providence are investigating two separate shooting incidents Sunday, 10th February, 2019, which has left two adult males dead.

In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 9:00am, a man was sitting in front of a business establishment on Washington Street and Balfour Avenue, when he was approached by a male armed with a firearm, who shot him, before getting into a silver vehicle and speeding away.  Emergency Medical Services Personal were called to the scene, transported the victim to hospital where he later died.  

In the second incident, according to reports, shortly after 10:00am, a male was standing in front of a business establishment on Robinson Road and Miami Street, when he was approached by a man armed with a firearm, who shot him before running away. Paramedics were called to the scene, attempted to revive the victim, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are appealing to members of the public, who may have information that can assist with these investigations, to contact the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991/2, Crime stoppers at 328-TIPS (8477) or the nearest police station. 
Investigations are ongoing.

ILLEGAL DRUGS SEIZED - ANDROS

Police are reporting the discovery of eight (8) marijuana fields in North Andros following a joint operation involving the Drug Enforcement Unit, US Drug Enforcement Agency and officers from the North Andros District, in two separate incidents last week. 

In the first, according to reports, shortly before 7:00am Thursday, 7th February, 2019, OPBAT Officers, while on air patrols over San Andros, North Andros, uncovered four (4) marijuana fields and with the assistance of Andros Division Officers, uprooted a total of nine thousand, seven hundred (9,700) marijuana plants ranging from 6” to 3’ in height, before destroying the fields with fire.

In the second incident, on Friday 8th February, 2019, shortly after 8:00am, Officers from Andros Division, Drug Enforcement Unit and US Drug Enforcement Agency, went to a bushy area in San Andros, North Andros where they uncovered four (4) marijuana fields and uprooted a total of eighty-four thousand, eight hundred and ten (84,810) marijuana plants. These fields were later also destroyed by fire.
Investigations are ongoing into these incidents.

ILLEGAL DRUGS SEIZED

According to reports, shortly before 10:00am, Friday, 8th February, 2019, Central Division Officers, acting on information went to a vessel at Potters Cay Dock, which had arrived from the island of Exuma, and recovered two boxes, contained 17 packages of suspected marijuana.

Weight: 100 lbs.
Valued: $100, 00.00
No arrest was made in these incident. Investigations are ongoing.

ILLEGAL FIREARMS RECOVERED

Police, acting on information recovered two illegal firearms from the streets of New Providence, in two separate incidents, Saturday, 9th February, 2019.

In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 5:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers, acting on information, conducted a search of a bushy area on Bonaby Alley off Kemp Road, and recovered a black AR 15 rifle which contained twenty-eight (28) rounds of .223 ammunition. 

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In the second incident, according to reports, shortly after 6:00pm, Drug Enforcement Officers acting on information, conducted a search of an abandon building on Turtle Drive off Carmichael Road and recovered a 9 millimeter pistol and six (6) rounds of ammunition.
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Police are actively investigating these matters with a view of identifying persons who were in possession of these firearms. 

  PERSONAL SAFETY TIPS -

  • Think about your safety before you leave home; make sure someone knows where you are going, who you are with and what time you are likely to return.
  • Fully charge your mobile phone and keep it with you so you can keep in contact with your friends and family and ring police should you need to.
  • Walking home in the dark is never a good idea, but if you absolutely must, try to walk with a friend, keep no busy, well-lit roads even if it means taking a longer route.
  • If you think someone is following you, go to the nearest place where there are people and ask for help, or, if you can't find somewhere or you are worried about someone's behaviour towards you in any way, call 919
  • Don't be afraid about being wrong or over-reacting; the Police would rather be called only to find that all is well, than be dealing with an incident because someone was afraid of calling them.
  • Always try to be aware of what and who is around you and avoid putting yourself in a potentially dangerous situation.
  • And remember, it might not be you that is in danger - if you see anything you think is suspicious call the police - better safe than sorry!

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