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50 Arrested in Police Island-Wide Assault on Crime

Fifty persons were arrested over the weekend as police intensified their island-wide assault on crime Friday night with an ongoing operation led by the Selective Enforcement Team.

The anti-crime operation is aimed at suppressing crime in a number of areas and to send a message to those responsible for committing criminal acts on members of the public that the police will proactively identify them and ensure that they are prosecuted and brought to justice.

The operation led to the arrest of 50 persons for questioning in connection with the following offenses: one male for murder, one male for operating a brothel, 14 Jamaican and Bahamian females for prostitution, and 34 for the possession of firearms and dangerous drugs.

Police wish to reassure members of the public that they are utilizing all resources to ensure that these “brazen and heartless criminals” who continue to be engaged in criminal activities are arrested and brought to justice.

However, the police cannot do it alone and are urging members of the public who may have relevant information regarding any criminal offence or information regarding anyone who may be in possession of illegal firearms to immediately to come forward and share the information.

Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean, during a press conference this month, said the law enforcement agency will be “turning up the heat on criminals on the road.”

ACP Dean also said those harboring criminals “have no excuse” for doing so, stating that the Royal Bahamas Police Force will “lock up everybody” in any household where criminals are found.

He also warned parents to keep tabs on their children’s activities and associates, asserting that police “don’t want nobody crying about ‘my good child'” when those persons are arrested.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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