Illegal firearms, drugs recovered; 6 men in custody

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Five illegal firearms and a quantity of dangerous drugs were recovered by police in several separate incidents last Thursday, Dec. 6

Six adult males were taken into custody in connection with these matters, and they are expected to be formally charged before the magistrate court this week.

In the first incident, according to police reports, shortly after 2:00 a.m., last Thursday, Berry Island Division Officers, acting on information, conducted a search of a bushy area in Bullocks Harbour and recovered a .357 revolver.

No arrest was made in this incident.

In the second incident, shortly after 11:00 a.m. last Thursday, Southwestern Division Officers, acting on information, went to McKinney Drive off Carmichael Road where they observed two men standing near a vehicle.

As the officers were approaching, one of the men produced a firearm and opened fire in their direction, before attempting to run away. Officers caught the armed man and recovered a .380 pistol. The second male made good his escape.

No one was injured in this incident.

In the third incident, according to reports, shortly after 11:00 a.m. last Thursday, Eastern Division officers conducted a search of a home at Hanna Road off Fox Hill Road and recovered a .380 pistol, eight rounds of ammunition and a 12-gauge shotgun. An adult male resident of the home was taken into custody.

In the fourth incident, according to reports, shortly after 1:00 p.m., Flying Squad officers, K-9 Officers and officers from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force were at Burial Ground Corner, when they observed a male standing in a yard. The male, upon seeing the officers, began acting in a suspicious manner. Officers conducted a search of the male and the property and recovered a .357 revolver and a quantity of suspected marijuana

The male was taken into custody.

In the fifth incident, shortly after 11:00 pm, Southcentral Division Officers, acting on information, conducted a search of a home on Wilson Track and recovered a .45 pistol. Three men who were in the home at the time were taken into custody.