Police Catch 'Gun Trafficking Mastermind' In Nassau


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.

Investigations continue.


Baha10 3 years, 8 months ago

Well done! Finally some tangible evidence of good detective work. Those responsible should be thanked, honored and rewarded as an encouragement to Others to do the same.


DEDDIE 3 years, 8 months ago

All they have to do is get him to say who he sold the guns to over the years and who he buy them from.


sp1nks 3 years, 8 months ago

I'm surprised (impressed, frankly) that commenting is open for this item. It seems that readers are not typically allowed to weigh-in on any story that might prompt a strong response. Great job, Tribune.

I hope that this is the beginning of a new policy in which the voices of the people are not suppressed. I also hope that the censors aren't compelled to stifle a respectful voice that might seem marginally critical of past practices.


sheeprunner12 3 years, 8 months ago

What is the name of the person??????? ............... When things go down in the USA, the names are given very quickly ............. Why are we so secretive about the identity of criminals???


Greentea 3 years, 8 months ago

Sheeprunner12, I was thinking the same thing. he will get released on bail and slip right back into the culture without us knowing who he is, right back into criminality.


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