Police have arrested a female and five male suspects for Possession of Unlicensed and imitation firearms in separate incidents

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In the first incident, preliminary reports are that on Tuesday, 30th November 2021 sometime after 6:00 p.m., acting on information officers in the settlement of Simms, Long Island stopped a vehicle which was being driven by a male wanted suspect. He was arrested for the offence of Assault with a deadly weapon and Threats of death. Subsequently, a field search was conducted, the officers later recovered a revolver with (5) five unfired rounds of ammunition. The suspect was taken into custody, investigations into this matter continue.

In the second incident, preliminary reports are that on Wednesday, 1st December 2021 sometime after 8:40 a.m., officers on the island of Exuma, executed a search warrant on a residence in Bahama Sound #18. During the search one of the officers found a pistol containing (9) nine unfired rounds of ammunition. An adult male was arrested and taken into custody, investigations into this matter continue.

In the third incident, preliminary reports are that on Wednesday, 1st December 2021 shortly after 9:00 p.m., officers on the island of San Salvador executed a search warrant on a room at a lodging situated on Queens Highway. While conducting the search an officer found a pistol containing (8) eight rounds of unfired ammunition. As a result, an adult male who occupied the room was arrested and taken into custody, investigation into this matter continues.

In the fourth incident, preliminary reports are that on Wednesday, 1 st December 2021 shortly after 8:00 p.m., officers from the Operations Unit were on routine patrols in the area of Sea Link Drive and East Street South. When they observed an occupant of a Tan Nissan March who aroused their suspicion. The vehicle was stopped and as a result of a field inquiry, it was discovered that the driver was a wanted suspect in connection with several Arm Robberies. The officers then conducted a search of the suspects’ vehicle and found an imitation firearm. The suspect was arrested for Armed Robbery and Possession of an imitation firearm. Investigations into this matter continue.

In the fifth incident, preliminary reports are that on Thursday, 2nd December 2021 shortly after 9:00 p.m., police were alert to a disturbance at a residence located on St. Vincent Road. On the arrival of the officer arrival, their attention was drawn to (4) four unfired 9mm ammunition that were on the ground near front door of the residence in question. The officers’ suspicion were aroused and as a result the occupants were informed. A search of the residence was conducted and moments later one of the officers found a pistol. A male and female occupant of the residence were both arrested and taken into custody in connection with this matter. Investigations into this incident continue.

Police advisory to holders of Licensed Firearm The Firearms Licensing Authority wish to remind the holders of licensed firearms that
the 2022 licensing period commence on 1st of November 2021. The fee for shotguns is $150 and $300 for rifles. Licensed holders are also reminded that a late fee of $50 begin on 15th January 2022.

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Source: Royal Bahamas Police Force