Residents were disturbed through the night with the sounds of a helicopter breaking the relative silence in the early morning hours of September 25 as Bahamian Police and Foreign Agents conducted a sting operation.
While the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) have not released official information as yet, it was confirmed that 26 persons were apprehended during the operation – sources allege that there are five females and 21 males.
The sting was reportedly coordinated to deal with persons with illegal firearms and drugs (namely marijuana).
Though possibly unrelated, a marijuana field was found of the Ernest Dean Highway near the Leonard Thompson International Airport. Police found a total of 387 plants, with a street value of $154,800.00 which were uprooted and collected.
A large contingent of agencies appear to have been involved including unidentified Federal Agents, RBDF and RBPF Officers – it is suspected that it was a coordinated operation of the DEU and DEA.
A Coast Guard C-130 Aircraft was seen at Treasure Cay International Airport along with a large cadre of agents and persons that were possibly picked up during the operation.