U.S./Bahamas Law Enforcement Cooperation Leads to $40M Drug Bust on Grand Bahama

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Marijuana fields discovered in East Grand Bahama on June 22. BP believes an even larger field is in North Andros.

Police identify traffic victim as 16 year old JIMICO BROWN of Fifth Street

On Friday, past a joint operation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Royal Bahamas Police Force Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) led to one of the largest marijuana grow field discoveries in The Bahamas since 2007.

A joint investigation in a secluded area of Eastern Grand Bahama led to the discovery of 30 large marijuana fields with plots containing over 50,000 marijuana plants ranging in height from one to 11 feet tall.

Ammunition was also discovered at the site.

The plants, which have an estimated street value of $40 million, were destroyed onsite by law enforcement agents.

This latest effort reaffirms the United States and The Bahamas’ shared commitment in the fight against illicit drugs and drug trafficking.

SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF UNLICENSED FIREARM, AMMUNITIONS AND DANGEROUS DRUGS BY POLICE IN BIMINI

At 12:30pm this afternoon, Monday 25th June, 2012, a team of police officers on the island of Bimini were armed with a search warrant which was executed on a residence in North Bimini that resulted in the arrest of four Bahamian males ages: 23, 24, 25 and 34 years; three are residents of Bimini and the fourth is a resident of Freeport, Grand Bahama. The officers were conducting a search of the residence when they discovered a handgun, a magazine and a quantity of ammunitions along with a small quantity of suspected marijuana. The suspects along with the firearm, ammunitions and drugs were taken into police custody. Investigations are continuing in this matter and relevant charges are expected to be filed against the accused persons in the Firearms Court in New Providence (Magistrate’s Court No.9) by mid-week.

GB POLICE ARRESTS SUSPECTS FOR POSSESSION OF FIREARM & AMMUNITIONS

This evening, Monday 25th June, 2012, a 55 year old male and a female age 46 years, both residents of Privateer Lane in the Midshipman Road area, are in police custody after being arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunitions earlier this afternoon. It was 1:15pm on Monday 25th June, 2012, when a team of officers from the Central Detective Unit here on the island of Grand Bahama executed a search warrant at the suspect’s premises, where the officers recovered a handgun along with a quantity of ammunitions from their vehicle. The discovery led to the arrest of the suspects as aforementioned and they were taken into police custody along with the weapon and ammunitions. Investigations are continuing and the suspects are expected to be transported to New Providence to be arraigned in Magistrate’s Court No.9 for related firearm charges.

FOUR SUSPECTS ARRESTED BY GB POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF UNLICENSED FIREARM, AMMUNITIONS AND DANGEROUS DRUGS

It was during the late afternoon today, Monday 25th June, 2012 at 5:50pm, when a team of officers from the Central Detective went to a residence on Bayshore Road in the Midshipman.

The search revealed a .9mm pistol and a large quantity of ammunitions along with a small quantity of suspected marijuana in the house where four adults (two males/2 females) ages 36, 43, 46 and 61 years were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm, ammunition and dangerous drugs. The suspects along with the firearm, ammunitions and drugs were taken into police custody. The suspects are expected to be transported to New Providence where they will be arraigned in Magistrate’s Court No.9 in regards to the firearm and ammunitions. Meanwhile, investigations are continuing into this matter.

POLICE MAKE FIREARM AND DRUG ARREST

A 30 year old male and 27 year old female are in police custody after being found in possession of a handgun and a quantity of suspected marijuana. Preliminary police reports indicate that around 7:45 pm on Monday 25th June, 2012 officers executed a search warrant on a residence at Sunset Way, Carmichael Road where they discovered the items. Active police investigations continue.

MOBILE OFFICERS MAKE DRUG ARREST

Four (4) men are in police custody after being found in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana. Officers of the Mobile Division arrested the men around 1:45 pm on Monday 25th June, 2012. Preliminary reports indicate that officers acting on information went to a property at Third Street off Robinson Road where they conducted a search and discovered the drugs.
Police also confiscated an undisclosed amount of cash believed to be proceeds from the sale of drugs. Active police investigations continue.

SOUTHWESTERN DIVISION CONDUCT ROAD CHECKS

In keeping with priority #4 of the Commissioner of Police 2012 policing plan, officers of the Southwestern Division conducted road checks in the area of Montgomery Ave, Carmichael Road. The road checks were held between the hours of 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm on Monday 25th June, 2012 and resulted in forty-eight (48) drivers being cited for various traffic infractions and four (4) people being arrested on outstanding Traffic Warrants.

POLICE INVESTIGATES RECENT MURDER

Police are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a 22 year old man of Union Village, dead. The incident reportedly occurred around 6:00 pm on Monday 25th June, 2012. Initial police reports indicate that deceased was at Union Village when he got into an altercation with another male age 18 years, which resulted in both men being stabbed. They were both taken to hospital via EMS personnel where the 22 year old succumbed to his injuries. Active police investigations continue.

POLICE INVESTIGATES DOUBLE SHOOTING

Police are presently investigating a shooting incident. According to police reports around 8:28 pm on Monday 25th June, 2012 police received information of gunshots being heard in the area of Christie Park, Nassau Street. Police responded and information received is that two (2) males were shot. They were taken to hospital via EMS personnel and by private vehicle. At present police are uncertain of the circumstances surrounding this incident. Active police investigations continue.

POLICE IDENTIFY TRAFFIC FATALITY VICTIM

On Sunday 24th June, 2012 a traffic accident occurred at Sir Milo Butler Highway which resulted in the death of 16 year old JIMICO BROWN of Fifth Street. Initial reports indicate that the victim was driving a gold 2004 Honda Accord north along Sir Milo Butler Highway when he lost control and collided with a utility pole. Active police investigations continue.

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