Major Drug Bust on Acklins this morning…



file photo of a drug bust in May this year. photo.

Acklins, Bahamas — POLICE are reporting the seizure of a large quantity of dangerous drugs and the arrest of two men ages 36 and 31 from Acklins Island during day five of “Operation Showtime II ”, held in New Providence late Sunday 18th October 2014 through the early morning of Monday 20th October 2014.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00am this morning, a team of officers assigned to “Operation Showtime II ” along with officers from the Police Marine Support Unit acting on intelligence went to an area at sea, one mile south of New Providence, where they intercepted a 32 foot vessel with the two suspects onboard. The officers conducted a search of the vessel and uncovered just over 1,000 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of one million dollars.

The suspects were taken into custody and are expected to appear in court later this week to be formally charged.

Shortly after 9:00pm the operation team arrested a 31 – year old man of Cameron Street for questioning reference to Murder and Armed Robbery.

Additionally, 7 other persons were arrested for various crimes to include, armed robbery, firearms, drugs and out standing court warrants.

The operation is aimed at disrupting crime groups and targeting persons involved in criminal activities, such and Drugs and Firearms, Persons wanted for various criminal offences, Prolific Offenders, Persons wanted for Outstanding Court Warrants and motorists operating in Breach of the Traffic Laws.