Police seized large quantity of cocaine, two people arrested

On Thursday, 5th October, 2023, Police conducted a joint Operation dubbed, “Operation Hallikar”, with HM Customs.

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) Drugs Unit were called in after Customs Officers intercepted a shipment found to contain the Controlled Drugs Cocaine, with an estimated street value in excess of BDA $180,000.

The BPS, Tactical Division and Drug Unit officers led by Detective Inspector Nidol Barker, later arrested a 40-year-old female, and a 36-year-old man in relation to this matter, and executed search warrants in Southampton Parish.

Acting Detective Superintendent, Sherwin Joseph, the officer currently in charge of the Crime Division stated: “This seizure has prevented a substantial amount of harmful drugs from being distributed into our community. We continue to work collaboratively with Customs, to identify and disrupt the importation and distribution, of illicit drugs on our island.”

No further information will be provided at this time. The BPS Drugs Unit continues investigations into this incident.

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