Police in Grand Bahama continued the focus on taking dangerous drugs, illegal firearms and ammunition off the streets through four separate operations on Wednesday, April 10.
Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Superintendent of Police Walter Henderson, Commandant of Police Training College in Grand Bahama updated The Freeport News.
In the first incident, on Wednesday (April 10), sometime after 3:00 p.m. officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on information received, went to an area off Fortune Bay Drive. While conducting a search, officers found five clear wrapped packages suspected to be marijuana.
The estimated weight is about t 28 pounds, with a street value of $28,000.00. No arrests were made in this matter.
In the second incident, that same day, sometime after 8:00 p.m., a team of officers acting on information received, went to a bushy area in Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock, where they conducted a search and discovered a .38 Colt revolver which had five .38 rounds of ammunition.
No arrests were made in this incident.
In the third incident, on Wednesday (April 10), sometime after 9:00 p.m. officers from the Mobile Division acting on information received went into the area of Beaconsfield where they conducted a search of a bushy area and found a white plastic bag containing a quantity of suspected marijuana.
The estimated weight is about two pounds with a street value of $2,000.00. No arrests were made.
In the fourth incident, that day, sometime before 10:00 p.m. officers from the Rapid Response Unit were in the area of Adventurer’s Way when they conducted a routine stop of a vehicle. While conducting a search of the vehicle, a foil wrapping containing suspected marijuana was found.
The driver was taken into custody and is expected to be charged.
Investigations are continuing into all of these matters.
The RBPF subsequently issued a statement advising members of the public to take a stand against illegal firearms by cooperating with the police in providing information regarding the whereabouts of any illegal firearm.
The RBPF also thanks the residents in Grand Bahama for their continued support and assistance in ensuring that our partnership reaps the desired benefit for us to create safer communities here on the island.
(Anyone with information regarding any crime, no matter how small or insignificant the tip may seem, is asked to anonymously call police at 919 or crime stoppers at 328-tips (8477) for New Providence or 1-242- 300-8477 for the Family Islands).