Major drug bust off Abaco

Major drug bust off Abaco
Some of the drugs recovered by the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF). (Photo credit: RBPF)

A major drug bust executed by Abaco Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF), just off the coast of Abaco, uncovered over $150, 000 worth of dangerous drugs, police confirmed.

The discovery was made shortly before 3:00 p.m. Tuesday while DEU and RBDF officers were on patrol in the area of Armstrong Cay, according to police.

Reports indicate that officers uncovered over 75 pounds of Hashish oil, which police said, was split between six neatly wrapped packages.

The drugs have an estimated street value of $157, 000, authorities confirmed.

Officers have made no arrest in connection with this discovery.

Investigations are ongoing.


Murder victims identified

Meantime, police have positively identified two of the country’s recent murder victims.

According to police, the man who was shot sometime around 8:00 p.m. Monday in front of his residence at Homestead Avenue, off Homestead Street, has been officially identified as Kenneth Kemp, 21, of Homestead Street.

The second victim, who was shot nine hours later, on Moore Avenue off Palm Beach Street, has been identified as George Mortimer, 29, of Moore Avenue.

According to police, two gunmen are believed to be responsible for the shooting death of Kemp.

Two men, armed with firearms, approached Kemp’s residence, exited their vehicle and opened fire in Kemp’s direction, police confirmed.

Kemp was wounded during the attack and subsequently transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Both assailants fled the scene in a black Nissan Marche, police said.

In the second incident, police reports indicate that Moore was fatally shot at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Authorities said paramedics were called to the scene to administer medical assistance, but they were unsuccessful in their attempts.

These incidents pushed the country’s murder count to 26 for the year.