Police swoop over dangerous drugs


Tribune Freeport Reporter


TWO separate police operations conducted on Grand Bahama led to the arrest of two men on Monday in connection with possession of dangerous drugs.

The first operation, ‘Operation Redemption’, occurred on Monday, May 9, shortly before 3pm.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Stephen Rolle reported that a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on information, went to a business establishment on York Street, Freeport.

On arrival, he said officers saw a group of men in the area and searched them.

Mr Rolle said officers allegedly found a black plastic wrap with a quantity of suspected marijuana in the right front pocket and a marijuana cigarette in the front left pocket of one of the men.

He said the estimated value of the suspected marijuana is $305. The man was arrested and taken into police custody.

ASP Rolle said there was also a joint operation called “Operation Phoenix”, which took place on Monday shortly after 2pm.

A team of officers from the Northeastern Division and K-9 unit, along with K-9 Barco, acting on information, went to a car wash at Pioneers Loop.

Upon arrival, officers searched the proprietor but found nothing illegal on his person. They then searched the owner’s vehicle, a 2003 gray Dodge, and allegedly discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana.

ASP Rolle said the male was taken to the police station where an intimate body search was conducted.

He said officers allegedly found a plastic wrapping containing a large quantity of suspected marijuana in the man’s groin area.

As a result, the man was later arrested.

ASP Rolle said the drugs have an estimated street value of $480.

He said investigations are continuing into both incidents.


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