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Operation Tidal Wave Nabs 26 People Allegedly Involved in Illegal Drugs an Firearms

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.

About Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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