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Rifle Seized By Police Officers

GRAND Bahama Police say they discovered a high powered weapon believed to have been used in a serious incident on the island.

According to reports shortly before 6pm on Wednesday Flying Squad officers, acting on intelligence, proceeded to a track road in the back of town community.

There they discovered in bushes, a black garbage bag wrapped in duct tape, containing an AK-47 high powered rifle with 20 live rounds of ammunition.

The rifle was collected by officers of the Scenes of Crime Unit for processing.

Further inquiries revealed that the weapon is suspected to have been used in a serious matter that is under active investigation in Grand Bahama.

Meanwhile, another weapon was also recovered on another occasion on the same day.

Police said shortly after 10pm officers of the Rapid Response Unit, while on mobile patrol in the area of Sergeant Major Road and Man-O-War Circle, observed a group of males standing in the area of the park.

The group of males upon seeing the officers fled the area. Officers became suspicious and checked the area from where the group of males had fled. They discovered a black 12 gauge shotgun with five rounds of ammunition and a plastic container with seven foil wraps of suspected marijuana.

Investigations into both matters are continuing.

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