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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

May 12, 2017



LARGE DRUG BUST IN THE EXUMA CAYS

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) struck another blow against organized drug trafficking in The Bahamas, this time with the seizure of a large amount of marijuana and the arrest of two persons in the Exuma Cays on Thursday 11th May 2017.

According to reports, around 2:00pm a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit assisted by officers from the Police Marine Support Services Branch acting on intelligence conducted a search of an area on Big Galliot Cay in the Exuma Chains, where they uncovered nine crocus bags containing 120 pounds of marijuana. An adult Jamaican male and an adult Bahamian Male from New Providence were taken into custody in connection with this discovery.

Investigations are ongoing.

TWO HANDGUNS SEIZED, ONE MAN IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Police took two illegal firearms off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents during the past 24 hours.

One adult male was taken into custody.

In the first incident, shortly after 2:00pm on Thursday 11th May 2017, officers assigned to the Northeastern Division conducted a search of an abandoned building located on Strachan's Alley off Kemp Road, where they uncovered a black and silver pistol. No one was arrested for this find.

In the second incident, shortly before 1:00am on Friday 12th May 2017, a team of officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team, were on routine patrol on Watling Street off Andros Avenue, when the saw a man walking who aroused their suspicion. The man on seeing the officers threw a handgun to the ground from his waist and fled on foot. The officers gave chase and caught the man. The handgun was retrieved and found to be a .45 pistol with eight rounds of ammunition. The man was subsequently taken into custody.

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN SOLVING OVERNIGHT SHOOTING DEATH

Police are asking members of the public to come forth with any information they may have to assist in solving a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Friday 12th May 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 12:30am, police received a report of gunshots being fired on Whitaker Avenue off Carmichael Road. When officers arrived in the area they met the lifeless body of an adult male in the driver's seat of a Chevy vehicle, who had been shot. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300- 8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS)

CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE WEEK

ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL TOOLS FOR CRIME PREVENTION IS TO CALL YOUR LOCAL POLICE. YOU MAY THINK THAT THE POLICE DO NOT WANT TO BE CALLED IF SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS IS HAPPENING, BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE. WHEN IN DOUBT, CALL THE POLICE.

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