Illegal firearm taken off the streets

Police in Grand Bahama discovered an illegal firearm this week. Royal Bahama Police Force (RBPF) Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and Public Relations and Communications Officer Terecita Pinder provided information on the matter on Wednesday (August 2).

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, police in Grand Bahama took an illegal firearm off the streets of Grand Bahama on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

According to police information shortly after 2:00 p.m., officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on information conducted a search of a bushy area on East Atlantic Drive, where they discovered a silver and black .40 pistol with one magazine containing six rounds of ammunition. No arrest was made in this matter.

Investigations will continue.

Just Monday (July 31) two firearms and ammunition were taken off the streets of Bimini when a 25-year-old male resident of Grand Bahama was taken into police custody after he was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition on that day.

Reports are that shortly after 2:00 a.m., officers while on mobile patrol in the Alice Town area observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the middle of the road.

A male exited the vehicle and ran, officers gave chase and caught the male. The area was then searched and a black .380 automatic pistol with six live rounds of ammunition was found. A short time later, Officers acting on information, while in Bailey Town area, discovered a .380 pistol with four .380 live rounds of ammunition.

Police are actively investigating this matter.

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