4 arrested in main drug bust in Bermuda

Bermuda police and customs officers have arrested 4 folks and seized nearly US$2 million in suspected hashish within the newest main drug bust.

Officers mentioned on Thursday they executed warrants at a Hamilton enterprise and houses in Devonshire and Pembroke parishes, seizing a delivery container within the course of.

The container yielded what was believed to be hashish with a avenue worth of US$1.9 million, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) mentioned.

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The police medicine unit was assisted by the monetary crime unit and the tactical division.

Detective Superintendent Sherwin Joseph, who leads the legal division, mentioned the operation disrupted “the unlawful actions of a well-organized crime group right here in Bermuda, and has dealt a extreme blow to their well-established unlawful importation pipeline”.

Thanking HM Customs for its help, Joseph added: “The BPS drug unit will proceed this investigation, which is now at a important stage.”

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The operation is the most recent in a sequence of high-profile drug seizures in latest months.

In February, seven folks had been arrested and suspected medicine and money in addition to unlawful canines had been taken in police raids on two homes in Devonshire and Smith’s.

A police sting at a Smith’s residence netted medicine with an estimated avenue worth of US$1.3 million. Six folks had been taken into custody.

A police operation dubbed Operation Mortar led to a few arrests at places in Pembroke and St George’s on October 24 after a cargo containing nearly 120lb of hashish was seized.

A major raid attributed to a “main” drug-trafficking ring was performed final August, main to 6 arrests, adopted by one other raid during which 5 had been arrested and ammunition, medicine, and greater than US$300,000 in money had been seized.


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