Illegal firearm and ammunition seized, two arrested

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Two adult males were taken into custody following the seizure of an illegal firearm and ammunition on Sunday. According to police reports, around 3:00 a.m. Sunday, Southwestern Division Officers, acting on information, went to a local nightclub on Faith Avenue South, conducted a search of a Hyundai vehicle and recovered .40 pistol […]

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$1.2 million drug bust in New Providence

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Authorities seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana on Wednesday during two separate operations. According to police, shortly after 8:00 p.m., Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers, acting on intelligence, went to a residence on St. Bart’s Road, Golden Gates, where they observed a man standing near a white van in the yard. […]

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Police operation nets 7 arrests

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police on Thursday reported the arrest of seven persons in connection with a number of serious crimes such as murder, armed robbery and possession of dangerous drugs during an anti-crime operation dubbed, “Head Start” which was conducted throughout New Providence on Wednesday, January 9. The operation, which is consistent with the Commissioner’s […]

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Jamaican, Bahamian arrested for $30K Abaco drug bust

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A Jamaican female and a Bahamian male found themselves in police custody on January 8, after officers on Abaco discovered the duo in possession of thousands of dollars’ worth of suspected marijuana. The major drug find happened on Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. Reports indicate that police and immigration officers, acting on […]

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Marijuana and marijuana-laced foods mostly confiscated in 2018

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Marijuana was the most confiscated drug in 2018. This included confiscation of marijuana plants and marijuana-laced foods such as marijuana caramel mix, marijuana cupcakes, marijuana cookies and marijuana cookie dough. These and other drug figures for 2018 were released Tuesday by the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) during the commissioner’s annual ‘Meet […]

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29% increase in traffic fatalities

Pedestrian deaths nearly doubled   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Fatal car crashes trended upward once again in 2018 with a reported 29 per cent increase in deaths involving motor vehicles, according to statistics released by Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson this week. There were 63 traffic accidents last year which resulted in 69 deaths. In 2017, […]

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Crime down eight percent

Ferguson: crime decreases not “mere coincidence”   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Crime overall was down eight per cent last year compared to 2017, according to statistics released yesterday by Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson, who said the downward trend, particularly in the majority of violent crimes was “no coincidence”. The overall decrease continues a trend observed […]

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Immigration to use drones to assist with apprehensions

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As illegal migration has been an ongoing issue for decades, the government has recently issued a request for proposal to secure drones to assist immigration officials in their apprehension efforts, Minister of Immigration Brent Symonette revealed Tuesday. “The government, as you have seen in the newspapers, have a request for proposal out […]

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Illegal Haitian migrants will be immediately charged, have a criminal record

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Rather than being held for deportation, Haitians who enter The Bahamas illegally will be immediately charged before the court and repatriated. The move means that Haitians will now have a criminal record and cannot get a work permit if they later decide to make an application to work in The Bahamas, said […]

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Two arrested in Abaco for alleged marijuana plant possession

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A 46-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man are in police custody after officers in Abaco discovered marijuana plants in their possession on Tuesday. According to police reports, shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, police and immigration officers, acting on information, went to an area off Ernest Dean Highway on the island of […]

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Downtown safety to be enhanced

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Recent concerns raised regarding the safety of tourists in Downtown, Nassau has prompted the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s safety and security committee to announce its intent to re-develop the downtown area. The committee confirmed as much on Monday, following a walk-about of Downtown, Nassau led by Chief Superintendent Bernard Bonamy, Officer-in-charge […]

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More illegal migrants apprehended in Abaco

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Immigration officers continued their search over the weekend for any additional undocumented Haitians who may have been onboard a wooden sloop which landed in Abaco last Thursday. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) confirmed Friday that an overnight search of outlying areas uncovered an additional 25 undocumented Haitian nationals. Immigration officials initially […]

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