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Gun Found On Us Man's Boat

By KHRISNA VIRGIL

Tribune Staff Reporter

kvirgil@tribunemedia.net

A 60-year-old American has been arrested for failing to declare the firearms on his boat to Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers.

Acting on a tip, Harbour Patrol searched the man’s vessel, which was moored in Nassau Harbour on Wednesday at around 11:30pm.

Once aboard, authorities found two handguns, two shot guns, one rifle and a large quantity of ammunition for the weapons.

The RBDF officers arrested the man and turned him over to police shortly after.

Police said they are currently investigating.

In other crime news, a resident of Mackey Street, 47, was taken into custody after he was found with an unlicensed firearm.

According to reports, officers of the Mobile division on patrol at Palm Beach Street saw the man acting suspiciously at around 11 pm on Wednesday.

Upon searching the man, they discovered the weapon. 

Another man was also taken into custody when officers found him in possession of dangerous drugs.

Authorities said they were on patrol at Blue Sky Lane off Abraham Street when they saw the 23-year-old man acting suspiciously.

When officers searched the man they found him with a quantity of marijuana.

Police are appealing to members of the public to come forward with any information they might have with these matters and other related incidents.

Comments

kenulorsen 4 years, 9 months ago

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