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2018- A Busy Year For Drug Arrests

During  the year 2018  a total of 1,666 people  were arrested on drug charges, with  1,397 charged and 269 not charged, according to a report released by the Commissioner of Police.

Last year, 131 persons were arrested for cocaine, 41 for possession of cocaine, 76 for possession with the intent to supply, one for taking steps preparatory, nine for the importation of cocaine and four for cocaine capsules.

Statistics show that 24 people were arrested for both cocaine and marijuana, seven for possession and 17 for possession with the intent to supply.

There were also 1,453 people taken in for marijuana – 835 for possession of marijuana, 592 for possession with intent to supply, 13 marijuana plants, five for importation, two for conspiracy to import marijuana, and six for baked marijuana goods.

Four people were arrested for marijuana and hashish – one for possession of marijuana and hashish and three for possession with the intent to supply.

One person was arrested  for possession of hashish, for importation with the intent to supply heroin, and four people for possession with the intent to supply meth.

There were 48 persons arrested and questioned in reference to dangerous.

There were 1481 drugs cases – 1040 in New Providence, 268 in Grand Bahama, and 173 in the family islands.

There were 1039 cases prosecuted – 722 in New Providence, 181 in Grand Bahama, and 136 in the family islands.

As for persons charged, there were 928 adults and 27 juveniles in New Providence, 236 adults and three juveniles in Grand Bahama  and 195 adults and eight juveniles in the family islands, making a total of 1,397 persons arrested and charged.

There  were  269  not  charged – 132 adults and 12 juveniles in New Providence, 114 adults and five juveniles in Grand Bahama  and six adults in the family islands. 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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