Police recover six illegal firearms, seven men arrested in separate incidents – Eye Witness News

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Seven men were arrested on Monday and six weapons recovered from various incidents.

Police said officers found two guns and ammunition when they searched an abandoned building on Williams Street in Faith Gardens just before 10 a.m.

A black Glock 17 Austria pistol with (2) two unfired ammunition cartridges and a black FNS 9mm pistol were recovered.

A short time later, officials searched a property on Cambridge Lane on Nassau Street and retrieved a black .40 Taurus pistol with six unfired ammunition cartridges.

Six men were arrested during the incident, police said.

Shortly after 3 p.m. police spotted a man on patrol who looked suspicious on Belshore Road in Belair Estate.

The suspect ran after spotting the patrol unit, and officers noticed that the suspect threw an object from his body while they were chasing him.

Police said the man was later captured and returned to the area where the item was thrown.

After searching the area, officers retrieved a black .40 Glock pistol and the suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Operations unit police recovered the next weapon an hour later in Boyd Road area.

Based on information, the officers were led to a track street behind a business that led them to Pit Road.

Officers conducted a search of the area and retrieved a black and purple 9mm SCCY pistol with five unfired ammunition cartridges.

No arrests were made during this incident.

In the fifth incident, Drug Enforcement and K9 officers at Garden Hills # 1 were near the public park just after 5 p.m.

The officers observed a group of men acting suspiciously on the basketball court.

The men reportedly fled the stands area after being discovered by police.

K9 Rex was used and later drew the attention of his handler to a blue bag.

The officers inspected the bag and retrieved a black .40 Austria Glock pistol with nine unfired ammunition cartridges.

No arrests were made during this incident.

Meanwhile, police recovered a lot of suspected marijuana in two separate incidents on Monday.

The first seizure occurred shortly after 1 p.m. on Cowpen Road.

Police said officers discovered a man who aroused their suspicions, but he fled when they tried to stop and question him. Police followed the suspect, who dropped a black bag while trying to escape.

The officers returned to the bag and found that it contained a lot of suspected marijuana.

In the second incident, Drug Enforcement and K9 officers were in the Hibiscus Way area of ​​Garden Hills when they spotted a group of men at the end of the street just before 4 p.m.

Police said one of the men looked in the direction of the officers and quickly jumped over a chain-tied fence.

This reportedly aroused their suspicions and they conducted a search for the remaining men.

“K9 Rexo was used to search the area and later alerted its handler of an object. Upon closer inspection, the officers retrieved a lot of marijuana. The man was arrested and taken into custody. “

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