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Police Seize Two Loaded Handguns. RBDF Officer Among Three in Custody
Posted on May 22, 2017
by RBPF Public Affairs and Communications Office


Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, three men one of whom is a Royal Bahamas Defense Force Officer were taken into custody following the seizure of two illegal handguns in separate incidents in the past 24 hours.

In the first incident, shortly after 11:30pm on Saturday 20th May 2017, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team were on routine patrol on Carmichael Road in the area of a nightclub, when they observed a man behaving suspiciously. On approached of the officers the man pulled a handgun from his waistband and dropped it.

A 9-millimeter pistol with 9 rounds of ammunition was seized and the man taken into custody.

In the second incident, around 7:30pm on Sunday 21st May 2017, officers assigned to the Mobile Division were on routine patrol in the area of Balfour Avenue and Miami Street, when a Nissan Fuga motorcar with two men aboard was intercepted. The officers conducted a search of the vehicle and a 9- millemeter Smith and Wesson pistol with 16 rounds of ammunition was found.

The two men one of whom is a Royal Bahamas Defense Force Officer were taken into custody in connection with the seizure.


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