On Tuesday 7th February 2023, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) Drugs Unit, assisted by the Criminal Investigations Unit, Financial Crimes Unit and Tactical Division, executed two search warrants at two residences in Devonshire and Smith’s parishes where several packages containing the suspected controlled drugs cocaine and cannabis were seized, with an estimated street value of $30,000 (Bermuda dollars), along with mixed currencies totalling in excess of $85,000.
Seven persons have been arrested in relation to this operation and police also seized a hydroponic system, designed to grow cannabis indoors.
In addition BPS officers, assisted by Animal Wardens, removed four illegal dogs from one of the properties that were searched.
Acting Detective Superintendent Sherwin Joseph, who is in charge of the Crime Division, stated: “This operation has disrupted and dismantled the drug trafficking and money laundering activities of a drug trafficking ring here in Bermuda.
Chemicals used in the illegal grow operation were also seized and will be further analysed by our Government analysts.
The investigation is at a critical stage and no further information will be provided at this time.”
The BPS Drugs Unit will continue investigations.
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