By SANCHESKA DORSETT
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE arrested a man on Friday who they believe to be the “mastermind behind a major gun trafficking ring” after he was found in possession of eight illegal firearms and nearly 600 rounds of ammunition.
Police also confiscated nearly $11,000 they suspect to be the proceeds from crime.
According to reports, around 5pm a team led by officers from the Firearms Tracing and Investigations Unit, acting on intelligence, went to a business off Mount Royal Avenue where they saw a suspicious man come out with two small boxes.
The officers approached the man and during a search of the boxes, they uncovered four pistols and nearly 300 assorted rounds of .380, 9 millimetre and 7.62 ammunition.
The officers then conducted a search of the establishment and uncovered a 7.62 assault rifle, two pistols, and a revolver along with almost 300 rounds of assorted ammunition.
The man was subsequently arrested and is assisting police with investigations into this major seizure.
Police suspect the arrested man to be the mastermind behind a major firearms trafficking ring, according to a statement from the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.