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Police Operation “A Success” At World Relays

Police have dubbed their ”mammoth” operation put in place for the 2014 IAAF World Relays held at the Thomas A. Robinson Sports Stadium over the weekend “a great success.”

According to Director of the National Crime Prevention Office Police Superintendent Stephen Dean, the success of the relatively incident free event could be attributed to the proactive and preventive measures they developed and implemented leading up to the relays, such as the warnings issued to potential troublemakers, the operation saw the arrest of over 125 persons for a number of serious offences.

“The highlight of the operation, however, was the arresting of two housebreaking suspects on Sunday,” he said in a press release.

“Reports say that shortly before 7:00 p.m., police acting on intelligence arrested a 27-year-old man and woman at one of the stadium’s entry points for housebreaking after they were found with two IAAF World Relay tickets stolen during a housebreaking at an Eastern Road home back in April.”

He added that the operation also resulted in the search of over 200 vehicles for suspicion of firearms and drugs, the arrest of 18 people for outstanding criminal warrants and 15 drivers cited for various traffic violations.

“Immediately following the relays, Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade proffered thanks and commendation to all of the officers who worked the games for a job well done,” he added.

“Commissioner Greenslade and members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force also would like to thank and praise the Bahamian people and visitors alike for their good behaviour and support during what is undoubtedly the largest sporting event ever to be held in The Bahamas.”

Written by Jones Bahamas

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