22 arrested in special police operation


Tribune Staff Reporter


ROYAL Bahamas Police Force Officers arrested 22 persons Wednesday night for serious offences, including murder, during a special operation.

According to reports, consistent with Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade's 2017 policing plan, officers intensified their island wide assault with a special operation led by the Selective Enforcement team.

Police say the anti-crime operation is aimed at "suppressing crime in a number of areas to send a clear message to those responsible for committing criminal acts on members of our communities that the police will proactively identify them and ensure that they are prosecuted and brought to justice."

"The operation led to 22 persons being arrested for a number of major offences, including murder, armed robbery, possession of dangerous drugs, stolen vehicles, firearms and stealing," the release said.

"Police wish to reassure members of the public, that they are utilizing all resources to ensure that these brazen and heartless criminals who continue to be engaged in criminal activities are arrested and brought to justice. However, the Police cannot do it alone and are urging members of the public who may have relevant information regarding any criminal offence or information regarding anyone who may be in possession of illegal firearms to immediately to come forward."

Anyone with information on any incident is asked to contact police at 911 0r 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.


Tarzan 5 years, 11 months ago

When will the Bahamas enact criminal conspiracy legislation similar to that that has been so effective in the States. It is gangs that are responsible for most of the horrific street violence. The RICO statutes enabled the U.S. to close down the mafia and those statutes are being effectively used to close down violent street gangs as well.


Porcupine 5 years, 11 months ago

They won't. For if they did, how many present and former MPs would be walking the streets. Answer: very few.


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