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26 Arrested in Police Operation – -1,200 Rounds of Ammunition Seized

Police conducted an operation in Southern New Providence early Saturday morning that led to the arrest of 26 persons and the closure of several nightclubs.

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 the community that the police will proactively identify them and ensure that they are prosecuted and brought to justice.

Saturday’s operation led to the arrest of 26 persons for a number of criminal offenses and the closure of four nightclubs for breach of the Business and Liquor Licenses Act.

Police in Bimini also arrested a male after a large seizure of ammunition on Friday.

Reports are that shortly before 7 p.m., while on routine patrol on South Bimini in the area of a marina, officers searched a blue and white 22 feet unregistered vessel docked at that marina and discovered on board in a compartment (489) .9mm rounds, (50) .357 rounds, (250) .40 rounds, (50) .44 rounds and (391) .45 rounds of ammunition, totaling (1,239) rounds.

A 33-year-old Bahamian male was arrested and taken into police custody and is expected to be formally arraigned before the Magistrate’s Court early next week.

Investigation into this matter is continuing.

In other crime news:

Police also making several drug related seizures and arrests over the weekend.

Officials took a man and woman into custody following the seizure of a large amount of drugs on Saturday.

According to reports, around 1 a.m., officers assigned to the South Central Division executed a search warrant on a home located on Coconut Grove Avenue, where they found 46 pounds of marijuana.

A lone male occupant of the home was taken into custody.  Police later arrested a female resident of the home in connection with this find.

An American woman from Dallas, Texas was also taken into custody after they found a quantity of dangerous drugs in her possession on Saturday.

Reports are that shortly after 10 a.m., officers from the Tourism Policing Unit, acting on information, went onboard a cruise ship moored at Prince George Wharf, where they arrested the woman after they found a quantity of marijuana in her possession.

The woman is expected to appear in court this week to be formally charged.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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