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Man on bail over triple murder arrested after armed robbery

A man on bail over a triple murder has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on Sunday.

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FOUR ARRESTED AFTER HANDGUN FOUND IN MAJOR POLICE OPERATION

Two men aged 27 and two others aged 33 and 22 are in custody after they were found in possession of a handgun on Friday.

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SEVEN ARRESTED BY MOBILE DIVISION OFFICERS

Police Mobile Division saturation patrols arrested seven people in the last 24 hours.

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Police concern over firearms after latest shootings

CENTRAL Detective Unit Chief Paul Rolle said police were concerned with the levels of illegal firearms on the streets following two shooting incidents, one of which claimed the life of a man.

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Man's sentence halved for drug possession

A MAN was told by the Court of Appeal yesterday to “go and sin no more” after they cut in half his four-year sentence for possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

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Sex crime suspect arrested in Exuma

A 70-year-old man wanted for more than a dozen sexual offences in Florida was arrested in Exuma Saturday night, after being on the run for almost a year.

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Hepburn appeals conviction in killing of Nellie Mae

PRINCE Hepburn, who is contesting his murder conviction on the basis that he was suffering from “diminished responsibility” at the time of Nellie Mae Brown-Cox’s killing, will have to wait nine weeks before his appeal is heard.

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Immigration officer 'drove getaway car'

AUTHORITIES say they have two persons in custody, including a woman immigration officer, who they believe drove a getaway vehicle during the armed robbery of an off duty police officer.

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'Three held' over British resident's murder

FREEPORT - Three Grand Bahama men are being questioned by police in connection with the murder of British resident Edgar Dart, The Tribune understands.

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Back to court for bid to extradite drug suspect

THE EXTRADITION-case of accused drug lord Melvin Maycock Sr and others should go back to the Magistrate’s Court, the London-based Privy Council ruled yesterday.

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Bahamians suspected of trying to take proceeds of crime onto flight

TWO Bahamian men are in police custody after they were arrested attempting to board a plane to Jamaica with money suspected of being the proceeds of crime.

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Major haul of guns seized

FREEPORT – Following a major firearm seizure in Exuma, a Bahamas Customs official expressed concerns about the new smuggling techniques that are being employed by gun smugglers in the Bahamas.

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Manslaughter re-sentence delay

THE Court of Appeal has given the Crown and appellant’s counsel a week to research authoritative cases on whether the country’s second highest court is responsible for resentencing a man for manslaughter.

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Commissioner: Country ‘in a bad place’ with crime

DESPITE a decrease in overall major crime figures in the Bahamas, Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade admitted that the country is still “in a bad place.”

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US men told to pay up or go to jail

PAY THE fine or do the time was a magistrate’s order to five Americans yesterday who pleaded guilty when charged with possession of dangerous drugs.

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