Photos/Videos: Police Seize 115 Cannabis Plants

July 20, 2011

[Updated] This morning [July 20] the Police have located yet another large quantity of cannabis plants, this time in the west end.

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This is the fourth seizure of cannabis plants in the past few weeks, following after a seizure on July 14 in Tudor Hill, Southampton, July 4 in Smith’s Hill Drive, St. David’s and June 27 in an undisclosed area in St. David’s.

The plants were located in the Kitchener Close, Sandys parish area. Multiple Police officers are in the area and can be seen searching a wooded area. Details are limited at this time, however we will have updates and additional footage as able.

Update 11:15: There appears to be over 100 plants in pots and in the ground. A water supply system, plant food bags and chairs can also be seen.

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Update 11:20: Police confirm there are approximately 115 plants.

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Update 11:30: This plant looks to be over 7 feet tall:

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Update 12:17pm: The plants were spread throughout a stretch of land, with at least three different patches. They showed differing stages of growth ranging from what appeared to be approximately 7 foot tall plants to plants only a couple of inches high.

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Water systems including piping, broken egg shells, and plant food packages could be seen spread throughout. The patch containing the largest trees was blocked off by a makeshift wooden barrier, which the police removed.

Photos below, click to enlarge:

Update 12:37pm: Official police statement, saying that the plants “looked well cared for.”

After receiving specific information, police attended the Kitchener Close, Sandys parish area this morning (Wednesday, July 20th) and seized a quantity of what are believed to be cannabis plants.

The plants were in various stages of growth and looked well cared for. Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have observed any suspicious individuals or activity in the Kitchener Close, Sandys parish area to contact the main police number 295-0011.

This is yet another example of the community working together with the police to eradicate illegal drugs from their neighbourhoods. Anyone with information on any other illegal drug activity is encouraged to contact police or the independent, confidential Crime Stoppers Bermuda hotline on 800-8477.

Update 12:30pm: Videos showing the plants as well as a statement from the Police:

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  1. Waste says:

    If they spent this much time and effort locating and convicting these killers instead of a plant, then we would be going somewhere.

    • Agreed says:

      Yea I agree. If only they were this good and finding murderers..

    • I CONCUR says:

      TOTALLY IN AGREEMENT WITH WASTE LOL!

    • Scott says:

      if a killer would just sit in one place and smell strongly, and not argue that it is what it is, then it’d probably be just as easy.

      i’d say the “effort” in finding hte plants is minimal.. one tip and off they go. Try that with a human and see if its as easy.

      • Lissa says:

        lol Scott lol

      • Dallas says:

        LOL! I was gonna say the same thing. See, murderers have what we call ‘feet’ and can move, hide, and do all sorts of things, making it difficult to find/track them. They also aren’t made of a trackable metal/substance so Police can’t just scan Bermuda and pick out these people on a map.

        Kill the food (drugs + ammunition), find the murders.

    • Hmmm says:

      If the people that know who the murderers are, would tell the police… like, I assume, they told the police where the plants are… then maybe we might get some justice…

    • Waste says:

      You think if they REALLY wanted to catch these guys they would set up a camera and stake out the place… Who is in charge of this dumb operation!? You know where the weed is located – set up a cam and see who these people are! It’s not Rocket science! Instead of displaying it all over the news, they could actually catch these fools – turns out the Police are the fools.

      • Book Smart NO Common Sense says:

        AGREE 110%!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Everytime they make a bust I ask myself why the Heck they don’t stake out the place to see who’s the mastermind of these operations. It’s only a matter of time before they resurface to make sure all is in order. (2-3 days tops) All fine and dandy to say they got the drugs off the streets… but where are the drug dealers? Free to plan another operation… with a few upgrades! Common sense was not granted to us all unfortunately

        • Dog Lover says:

          Yeah cause nobody would notice someone putting up cameras in the area right? And this area is so easy to access with cameras as well right? Come on people quit complaining. It was a good catch Plain and simple!! Nothing is ever good enough for you people on here!!!!

      • SMH says:

        The Reason why they don’t set up Cameras is because they are worried about catching the little man with 0. sumthing grams of herb. !! so they can take em court and put em on the STOP LIST !!!!

  2. JWOW says:

    GO CATCH KILLERS AND SPEEDERS AND PPL WHO NEED TO BE BEHIND BARS…LEAVE THE TREES ALONE- IF YOU HAVENT SEEN IN THE PAST- WHEN YOU CUT OF THE WEED SUPLY YOU JUST CREATE MORE PROBLEMS ON THE STREETS!!! THERES PPL OUT THERE TAKING INNOCENT LIVES AND YOU ALL ARE WASTING YOUR TIME AND OUR MONEY TO BE CLIMBNG THROUGH TREES LOOKING FOR STUFF.
    HOW MANY PPL GO DOWN THE ROAD HIGH ON WEED AND KILL PEOPLE? HOW MANY GO DOWN THE ROAD DRUNK AND KILL PEOPLE…PLENTY!
    LEGALIZE IT :)

    • FridayGirl says:

      I totally agree. Police are stupid. Weed ain’t never hurt anyone.
      and the same way you can take your rent money and spend it on weed you can take it and get drunk in a bar and drive home and probably kill yourself in the process.

  3. bdagirl says:

    agreed…

  4. SAYING it cause i CAN says:

    @WASTE… EXACTLY I SO AGREE! ITS A SHAME! LEAVE WHATS MEANT TO BE GROWN FROM THE GROUND IN THE GROUND!!!! GO CATCH THESE KILLERS!

  5. TRUE DAT says:

    Bi Ya Joking!!!
    Its alot of plant collecting going, guys musta put down policing and picked up Horticulture!!

  6. bermyshotta says:

    FREE UP DE HERB…BUN DOWN BABYLON

    • Think about it says:

      Praise the police…bun down de herb! Lol

  7. Think about it says:

    YAY!!! Way to go BPS! Keep up the good work! Less weed to sell means less money in the hands of dealers and less gang related violence.

    • So true! says:

      Though I’m sure that there are marijuana farmers/dealers that are not gang affiliated, there are still many that are, and seizures like this do take the money away from the gangs. Unfortunately, they will still try to get money in others ways.

      However, I still feel that by legalizing it, the price of the plant would come down, and therefore distribution of it would be less valuable to gangs. Also, there would be no cost to the taxpayer for prosecution and imprisonment for marijuana related offenders, less young men on the stop-list, and more educated fathers/spouses with more marketable skills.

      • Think about it says:

        It will not become less valuable to gangs. The price may go down, but all that will lead to is MORE gang violence when these idiots fight for more territory to be able to distribute. The only way it will become less valuable to them is if they start selling weed in marketplace, leisure time, kfc etc.

        • Bermyman says:

          Gangs exist in Bermuda because selling weed is a highly profitable business which requires no qualifications or education to get into. The legacy of the gang culture in Bermuda has slowly led to the present situation and the gang structure that exists today. If prohabition of Marijuana did not exist, then you would not have the scale of gang culture we currently have as the demand for other narcotics is no where near as high. It really is that simple, where there is opportunity to supply the market and make a margin, organised crime will thrive. Al Capone is case in point. The reality is despite what you ‘think about it’ is that there is less product going to the steets after these recent raids which will inflate the street price and as a result gangs will rob and kill eachother to get hold of what little product maybe left in order to cover their financial losses. Watch how quickly this will escalate into a violent armed robery or shooting in the coming days.

          • Ganja mon says:

            oh stfu Bermyman, its people like you that know NOTHING who twist the mentality of other that know little into thinking WEED is profitable. If you sell a pound you can easily make $6,000 profit for buying it in the states for $1,000. If you bring in Herion you can make hundreds of thousands depending how you distribute it.

            You know nothing about gang structure in any Parish, so before you go running on about something, it would be good to at LEAST find out infomation before sounding like an A$$.

            • Bermyman says:

              I smoke erb everyday mate and I grew up on Ord Road, so yes I do know about gang culture and I do no about the business. You need to read and understand what I wrote. I am basically saying that the illegality of Erb makes it more of a problem to society by feeding the economic gain of gangs on this Island, as a so called ganja mon! you should be supporting legalization? No!. Selling erb in Bermuda is highly profitbale but risky business right now and alot of people in Bermuda smoke erb so you have a high demand. Herion has no where near the demand and the size of market so it is not really comparible, the only simiarlty is that they are both illegal. Try and understand what I have written before you run your mouth!!! If you made Alcohol illegal tomorrow and erb legal you would still have the same problems with organised crime you do today, because guys would just revert to seeling alcohol to make $$$.You get me or you still trying to figure it out?

        • You probably think I'm crazy says:

          So that’s why there’s a bunch of violent gangsters selling alcohol in the streets today right? Prohibition of alcohol in the US created a violent situation with gangsters that only subsided with legalization. Fast forward a few decades, alcohol is sold in stores and no longer in the hands of violent street dealers and is controlled by the government. Is the system perfect, obviously not, but compare it with the slaughter in the streets under prohibition. The same needs to happen with marijuana, legalization, taxation, and government control. That way our police officers can stop wasting our tax dollars playing in the trees and go do real police work that actually makes a difference.

        • Woah Nelly says:

          think about it doesnt really think about anything……….definitely an annoyance to ones soul…….just spouts off rhetoric cause they can…..better to keep quiet and let ppl think u are a total jack 4ss than open your mouth and prove them right…….think about it……it may just work ….smdh

    • SMDH!! says:

      If you think that this will stop the violence then I have a bridge to sell you!! It’s not your fault though, ignorant people make ignorant comments…..

      • Think about it says:

        How am I ignorant for voicing my opinion? Ignorant people call people ignorant without backing up their claim(that means you SMDH!!)

        • EMPORA says:

          a u byes stop ur yap yap..thars all this topic is 4 some people to just yap yap…its about wisdom..not intellengence..make ur choice

        • SMDH!! says:

          Never meant to offend you, I meant ignorant in the sense that you don’t know what you’re talking about. Like I said it’s not your fault though, you’re not informed on the topic. We could go back and forth and I’m sure we’ll never agree but we can agree to disagree. You said less weed means less money for the dealers and less gang violence, paraphrasing here. I think that is an ignorant statement for the simple fact that first off the Government and the banking conglomerates are the biggest dealers!! They are also the biggest gang so educate yourself because I’m sorry to say that you’ve been brainwashed my friend. Majority of people are also so don’t feel like you’re the only one, I just feel sad for people that think like that. It’s pathetic and really sad that people will make a fuss and congratulate the BPS for finding trees, but the real issues like why is the economy this way, or why are the police allowed to stop & search anybody for any reason, or why is the person that regulates our money and the person that legislates the finance laws brother and sister and their father was the first PLP finance minister??????? I know I went off topic but @think about it why don’t use your brain for once and really think about it!!! Think outside the box because the things that you perceive to be real are really lies and once you figure that out you’ll see the world in a very different light!! Just food for thought…. I appreciate your comments and this forum for discussion, but if I can wake one person up to the “reality” then it’s worth it!!

          • Think about it says:

            I stopped reading after you said that I am not informed on the subject. All I will say to you is that I work for the Government, and I am in a position to know EXACTLY how the drug and gang culture works.

        • Notorious says:

          LOL Hey Think about it don’t even worry about these people! I sit back and laugh.

          It’s so amusing watching the same ones over and over again crying on bernews about their beloved marijuana not being legal. Bottom line is it never will be so they need to get over it. We already had this discussion on the last story and we all know we won that round.

          • Geza Wolf says:

            hahaha if were using history as evidence of what will happen in the future, weed will be legal one day.

            • Notorious says:

              LMAO You must be related to ganja mon.

              • Geza Wolf says:

                Um..Ok…thats your response to my factual statement?

                No wonder you think you win arguments with people. youve got that cartman mentality.

                • Notorious says:

                  And you’ve got that ignorant wannabe Jamaican mentality. Your statement was so ridiculous and flawed I didn’t need to address it. Thus my comment of you being kin to someone equally ridiculous-ganja mon.

                  We’ve argued this a million times and my points are still valid. No need to keep doing the same thing over and over. Grown ups can get over things and not keep arguing. Try it sometime.

                  • Geza says:

                    Wannabe Jamaican!? this is my real name. and its Hungarian. You sir are a joke of a “grown up”, And should be a news anchor on Fox. People like you are hilarious and deserve time on TV.

                    • Notorious says:

                      Thanks like your opinion of me matters. Geza Wolf is your real name? LOL! Also I’m not a sir. You can call me all the names you want but “grown ups” don’t do that and it doesn’t negate my factual post.

                      You want to reply to me and try to insult me at the same time then want to get mad. Typical.

          • My two cents says:

            People don’t have to get over anything dear. It’s a blog and people have every right to discuss the hypocrisy behind prohibition. You people can’t hide behind your propaganda excuses anymore. There is not one valid excuse for prohibition. People aren’t crying, they are standing up for what they believe in. There is a saying of interest that your type may enjoy.

            IF you stand for nothing, YOU will fall for anything.

      • Ganja mon says:

        lol

    • Geza Wolf says:

      I’m sorry, but you need a quick course in economics, if there is less of something and a high demand it becomes more valuable.. The weed that customs lets into Bermuda on a regular basis will be sold for more money which means more profit for the gangs.

      • Think about it says:

        What is it with people and saying that customs “lets” or “allows” weed to enter the country? Where are you people getting this false information from? Yes the demand will go up, but guess what? After the first few months of people not getting their weed, they will move on with their lives and gangs will start to slowly die out(or kill each other off)

        • it is what it is says:

          @ Think about it R U thinking that it is not true or possible? Its getting in somewhere and somehow..the weed that is out on the street is not “home grown” so somebody or somebodies are turning a blind eye….whether you want to believe it or not….the same somebody or somebodies let the guns that are part of the cause of turmoil in as well. As far as people moving on if there is no weed available lets not get it twisted there have been shortages/droughts before and people have “weathered” the storm so to speak….and I agree with Geza Wolf the weed that makes it here will just be sold for more..it will be in demand and will selll….

          • Think about it says:

            Listen moron, customs and the police do not “turn a blind eye” or let anything into the country. If you knew anything about the volume of cargo coming into Bermuda at the airport and the docks, you would know that it is impossible to catch everything that is being smuggled into Bermuda. So you and all the morons that think like you can stop thinking that the police and customs are corrupt and “letting” drugs into the island.

            • it is what it is says:

              Sound defensive and immature at the same time that you have to result to name calling to get your point across..I guess using the word moron really helped your argument…I don’t agree with what you said and I RESPECTFULY posted my views..shame that you are not mature enough to understand that people are going to have different views and opinions..and if drugs are not being “let in” explain why in recent years workesr have been fired from certain points of entry if this is not the case..There are also several police officers that are on the “payroll” of certain individiuals..there are corrupt officers here as there are everywhere else in the world….so sorry that you get offended but its the truth….PS. See how easy it is to get your point across without name calling..we may not all agree but we can peacefully agree to disagree…in the words of Rodney King..why can’t we all just get along…….

              • Think about it says:

                I call names because I have grown extremely tired of the idiots that frequent this site CONSTANTLY make comments regarding issues that they know nothing about.

                How many corrupt officers do you think exist in the police and customs departmens? I’m not debating whether or not they do, but you are making it seem as if the majority of both police and customs are involved in letting things into the island, when that is the furthest thing from the truth.

                Like I said before, the reason that illegal items get through is because there is simply too much cargo being imported into Bermuda, and not enough man power to catch everything

                • It is what it is says:

                  I don’t know where in my comment that you feel I stated the majority..instead of name calling and ASSUMING that I don’t know what I am talking about..You don’t know me and I don’t know you but yet I still remain respectful. My advice to you is “If the shoe doesn’t fit than dont wear it!” If its not you that is responsible than don’t take offense..

                  • Think about it says:

                    You didn’t need to say “the majority,” I can read between the lines and comprehend peoples true meaning when they speak. Also, I will take offense to people attacking police and customs officers, speaking on things they know nothing about. All Bermudians do is assuming as assess do, and point the finger and blame everyone else but themselves. If there are 500 police and 500 customs officers, they want to believe that 450 of each department are corrupt.

                    • Geza Wolf says:

                      hahah you say people who assume are asses but right before that you assume to understand what “it is what it is” is saying between the lines. YOU ARE A MORON.

                    • it is what it is says:

                      So now your a mind reader…your pretty awesome for a late 80′s baby….wow all these hidden talents…don’t try and think for me or put words in my mouth (tell my late 80′s sons’ the same thing) Sorry that you feel so strongly about people (in your words)”attacking Police and Customs..You see Iam not ASSUMING anything..I have said it before and I will say it again..I HAVE POLICE Friends…some have been on the force for more than 18 years..some are cool but there are one or two (sorry cant say their names) who are as shady as the day is long..so you see my statements are not based on ASSUMPTION..they’re based on FACTS!!!!!!!!!!

                    • it is what it is says:

                      @ Geza the my reply is for Think About It..thanks or having my back….

        • Geza Wolf says:

          Oh yeah Think about it?

          is that whats going to happen?

          Drugs have been around forever and will be around forever. Dont lie to yourself. They make drug busts all the time. How many times have you seen a story about a drug bust? ya you see them perpetually for a reason.

        • maniac420 says:

          how can someone who has no clue about the inner workings of the (underworld) be more informed than those individuals who live in that demographic. Yes there could be a leak in ALL Customs Dept, or else there would be no weed on the island at all,( it’s imported)dumbass.
          and yes the demand will go up but no, ppl will still buy it at the increased price just so they can put up with closed minded ppl like yourself. gangs will make their money no matter what

      • Just saying!! says:

        Have to think about this one. Onions grown in Bermuda cost more than the ones imported.

    • FridayGirl says:

      You are such an idiot!!!!! taking away the weed is what has caused gang related violence. You should really change your screen name to IDIOT.

  8. Chart says:

    Who knew that Bermuda had so many people interested in farming?

  9. Organic Bermudian says:

    How about doing a SURVEY on the amount of users of said PLANT!! How many companies use DRUG TEST? What do the MAJORITY of USERS feel about LEAGALISING CANNABIS? What do the dealers of the product think about the SUPPLY aspect?? How many people USE cannibus for recreational purpose? Then we can have an estimation of the demand side and concentrate on the SCOURGE of DRUGS ( cocaine, esctasy, meth etc.) on the island!! I will be the FIRST to take a unrine test!!!

  10. BLESS UP says:

    BLESS UP DE GUNJA FARMERS! LOL IF EVERYBODY SOMKED HERB IT WILL BE A BETTER HUMBLE WORLD! TRUST ME EVERYBODY WILL BE ON THE SAME LEVEL!!! CHARGEDDDDDD JAHHHH RASTA FARIIII

  11. BLESS UP says:

    ITS GONNA BE A DROUGHT COME CHRISTMAS MANNNN!!!! BABYLON AH GO AND EFF UP DE HOLDIAY VIBES!!! GWAN GO SELL YASELF MON AND LEAVE DE GREENS ALONE!

  12. Cedar Beams (Original) says:

    I know we can count on the PBS to dispose of the plants properly via burning. This will no doubt be duly witnessed by officers who will stand around breathing deeply. Makes you proud that they’ll be doing their bit for Bermuda’s drug problem.

    • maniac420 says:

      they only burn the stalk and leaves the buds go back out on the street. when you get charged by the court they usually only weigh these parts. that is y all of the (street prices) r sooo out of whack when you read the police statements.
      Oh just so you know i have relatives in both the police dept. and customs we talk regularly and you would be surprised at the things they have told me

  13. will says:

    the more they find i guess the more time wasted..however on the split side the more they find the more they will begin to realise how big cannabis consumption is on this island and come up with some effective strategies in dealing with it. hopefully soon they will decriminalise then they won’t be seeing these large amounts. people would be able to grow one or two in their gardens instead of funding a never ending war on drugs
    the smartest thing for Bermudians to do is grow their own, i want to because i don’t want money going into pockets of individuals shooting each other…maybe one day common sense will prevail!

    • Ganja mon says:

      exactly! The only people news like this benefits are the frequent Bernews comment junkies..This is probably sum regular guy who works and wants to smoke for free while selling a lil piece to friends at a discounted price then whats normally on the street. You dont have to be in a gang to want to sell weed!

      SMH, its frustrating to hear peoples imaginative opinions about the streets when the only thing they know is whats printed on Bernews or RG.

      Do your research, then realize Weed is better in a community then Alchohol. Then talk to me str8!

      p.s – well said will.

      • Tired of nonsense says:

        Probably one of the more sensible things you have ever posted…

      • Scott says:

        tis true. would love to screw the basil n grow this instead.

      • amen says:

        You are delusional to think it’s just some regular guy smoking it and selling a lil piece to friends. It was 115 plants! No one person needs all of that or just selling it to his friends.

        • 23 year old black girl says:

          @Amen…. if you read Will’s comments AGAIN you will see that they said “the smartest thing for Bermudians to do is grow their own, i want to because i don’t want money going into pockets of individuals shooting each other…” meaning I (will) wants to grow his own in his yard… then when GANGA MON said “This is probably sum regular guy who works and wants to smoke for free while selling a lil piece to friends at a discounted price then whats normally on the street. You dont have to be in a gang to want to sell weed!” he was talking a bout WILL when he said “THIS”… not the people who the story is about DUH having 115 plants is not one person wanting to sell to a couple of friends LOFL! smh some ppl….

          • will says:

            i dont want to sell to anyone…i would be happy with one or two plants which can last over a year. this operation is clearly an organised money maker (probably part of a group) who comes to mind up Boaz island..hmmmm MOB most likely…unless Bermuda is now supplying medicinal dispensaries on the east coast..i doubt it

            now clearly whats going to happen is theres going to be an increase in indoor operations, same thing happened in the US, Canada, UK etc..the list goes on…im sure BELCO won’t mind at all!

  14. SMH says:

    I blame Farmville, people getting tired of only being able to farm on Facebook

  15. The Architect says:

    Shakedown!

  16. FutureLawyer says:

    Who’s telling tales lol

  17. Smdh' says:

    I agree 110% with waste!

  18. Takbir Sharrieff says:

    Drinking liquor and smoking weed is a learned behavior….so people think it is a right.!Society world wide have discovered that it is a bad learned behavior……it is the killer and the murderer in the society …all intoxicants and licentious behavior kills the healthy growth and development of any society.!These baby mentalities who want to hold on to their baby mentality learned habits cry and stomp their feet when they can’t have their acquired bad habits satisfied.Thank G-D higher wisdom prevails and the strong Right minded People in Society Prevail.!Good Job Police….good Job Government.right Minded People …Good Job Right Minded Citizens of Bermuda…..Keep up the good work..these weak minded people with these bad habits will just have to find some more healthy pursuits than planting weed and drinking liquor….mmmmm maybe planting onions and potatoes and carrots….and drinking good lemon grass tea and good herb growing like father john…Mint..Aloe..and the hundreds of other healthy plants that Bermuda is known for and use their time in the healthy soil and pursuing employment for themselves like some smart minded people are doing right under their noses and they cant see the forest for the trees….oops sorry …can’t see the opportunity for the weeds.And guess what…..? you can’t smell any ganja in their gardens….read between the lines.They are your bosses ……and have been for years.Go to the next Ag and Fisheries Show at the Botanical Show……you will see what I am talking about …..dummies.!

    • Geza Wolf says:

      You are insane.

    • My two cents says:

      “dummies”
      Yep that’s mature right there. The ONLY people I know that call people dummies are little children. SO who’s the baby? I’m a little confused…

    • My two cents says:

      Who was there to pull these weeds from the Earth before man was around? Did the deer and mouse police arrest their fellow animals when they used the seeds as a nutritious food source? Hmmm

    • amen says:

      Amen brah! These pot smokers heads are too cloudy so they don’t hear you!

    • you probably think I'm crazy says:

      I plant lemon grass, mint, peppermint and lemon basil. I make some good tea with them as well, especially with a touch of honey. I also make marijuana tea and mix it with a little lemon grass and honey, tastes real nice, you should try it.

    • FridayGirl says:

      You must live a perfect peachy life!!!!! Cause umma keep it real. After a long hard day of work and ya stressed out. When you try and be a good productive person but you get the not so important job that just about pays enough to make ends meet and you still have to wake up and go work with a smile. A joint helps a lot after a day like that. i would be the first to admit if it wasn’t for weed i probably be goin up for murder!!! Call me a pot head if you like say my brain is fried but little do you know that i work in accounts and am the only black person in this devision and not to mention i never even finished high school.

  19. US Observer says:

    I hope the police are wearing rubber gloves…finger prints should all over the place.

  20. US Observer says:

    Correction: “should be” or probably are.

  21. EMPORA says:

    back in the 80s high time magezine had very good rating on our native grade of cheeb..who remembers that???

  22. bermyshotta says:

    De only good dis does is NUFFIN. Less herb on de island = drought come shru soon. PRICES go UP gettin de ppl dem vexed = MORE VIOLENCE!!! BUN DOWN BABYLON – FREE UP DE HERB.

  23. Frieza says:

    When the drought hits crimes gonna go up!

  24. My two cents says:

    Here we go again, sad, sad, sad. It’s amazing that we think we live in a free world yet we aren’t allowed to grow a specific plant that was on this earth before man ever stepped foot on it? If that makes sense to you, then congratulations you have officially been brainwashed by your government. SAD

  25. Tommy Chong says:

    I agree with all who say this is a waste of time & taxpayers money. The Mercedes company grows fields of this all over europe to make their car upholstery & no one bats an eye. Holland has decriminalized years ago (not legalized contrary to popular belief) & have greatly diminished the amount of gang activity & teen users in the country due to this step. Spain & Portugal have decided to follow in Holland’s footsteps & found the same positive results. We, “Bermuda” are supposed to be under parliamentary law but in england cannabis has been downgraded in the law books to be less serious drug than synthetic ones like coke & heroin giving it the same penalty as a parking ticket if found in possession. England has had success also with this new law change. Why do we follow America’s law standard when they have hundreds of different gangs who cause terror nation wide & thousands of teenage crystal meth users?

    • Scott says:

      its probably more related to our relationship/proximity to the US then any other coutries over in europe.

  26. Concerned says:

    Bermuda is a joke. Why didn’t the police set up video cameras to catch the person that is running this operation!! I would rather the people behind it than the plants!

    • Why NOT says:

      Yes, i agree it is a joke… They need some serious training on Detective work!
      Unless…. ya

    • BombsAway says:

      We read about major drug busts all around the world, but haven’t heard of any here in some time except for the odd tourist bringing a spliff on vacation. BPS has had 4 opportunities in the last month to make an arrest but instead choose to just pull the crop. Makes me wonder if they already know who the grower is?

    • oh puleeze says:

      they know who it is…the person who tipped them to the plants would have also tipped them to who grew them. they just need eyewitnesses to link them to the site to ensure that the case has as much evidence as possible. do a little critical thinking people. who has access to areas around bda like this and access to the growing supplies. hint: they wear green to work

  27. jerry tip says:

    that mess rite up…um hurt 4 d guy, dis is why we gotta leave bda and go some were eles and have a good time…

  28. Why NOT says:

    It was intended for Medical use ONLY!

  29. Why NOT says:

    it is amazing how Bermuda schools system does not teach agriculture and these guys are excellent at this..

  30. Unfortunate says:

    Congratulations BPS!

    By seizing these plants, you have indirectly contributed to more gang violence, gotten a great photo op, and satisfied the Christian fundamentalists who control our Government all in ONE DAY! Yay!

    Makes me proud to be a Bermudian, I tell ya!

  31. I'd Rather Smoke Than Drink says:

    You know, many people in Bermuda who have great jobs and aren’t even associated with gangs like to smoke – expats and locals alike. I bet people would be surprised at how many people do it and enjoy it for recreational use, without being a nuisance to society. Maybe some people who don’t know anything about it don’t agree, but they have to understand that a lot of people don’t use it as a “drug”. Pot smokers are peaceful people and you certainly don’t lose functionality or perception like if you were drunk. I personally think that it helps with insomnia and anxiety and makes awkward people a little more relaxed and social. These guys shooting each other are doing it over much more serious drugs and issues like coke and heroin (the ones that hype you up and make you think you are invincible), money and status. Marijuana is at the lowest end of that whole business. If it were to be legalised, then cops could deal with more serious drug issues and more dangerous people. Even if they just gave some sort of scheme a trial run, I guarantee that it would benefit this island. How much crime do you see in Amsterdam and some other places where it’s legalised? Maybe pick-pocketing and petty crimes, but shootings and other violent crimes are quite rare for the amount of people that live there. Just saying.

  32. Terry says:

    The irony of all this is that Old Mutha Weedeater vent to her cupboard and the “Kitchener was bear………

    Talk about going green…………………..hey you lutt int gutt nuffin alsz two do……….go beck two vurk….jingus…..

  33. Face The Nation says:

    ..don’t like generic drugs…

  34. Geza Wolf says:

    Prohibition is based on lies and disinformation. Justification of marijuana’s illegality increasingly requires distortions and selective uses of the scientific record, causing harm to the credibility of teachers, law enforcement officials, and scientists throughout the country. The dangers of marijuana use have been exaggerated for almost a century and the modern scientific record does not support the reefer madness predictions of the past and present. Many claims of marijuana’s danger are based on old 20th century prejudices that originated in a time when science was uncertain how marijuana produced its characteristic effects. Since the cannabinoid receptor system was discovered in the late 1980s these hysterical concerns about marijuana’s dangerousness have not been confirmed with modern research. Everyone agrees that marijuana, or any other drug use such as alcohol or tobacco use, is not for children. Nonetheless, adults have demonstrated over the last several decades that marijuana can be used moderately without harmful impacts to the individual or society.

    • My two cents says:

      Agreed, we have a bunch of morons in charge here and the US.

  35. Scott says:

    you people are all barking up the wrong tree..

    dont knock the bps for intervening in an illegal activity, instead go to your politicians and get them to change the law. so many wasted comments here on bernews and then it seems you all just keep sitting at your desks after it blows over.

    • My two cents says:

      I agree with you to an extent. But unfortunately, the discussion has been made in favor of legalization/decriminalization by even prominent politicians like Ashfeld De Vent and Marc Bean. Nobody is listening.
      I would say that it is MORE important to educate people on the truths vs. propaganda so they can move beyond the “everyone that smokes pot is a loser and lazy” Until that myth is dispelled, politicians are going to listen to the half that are propagandized.

    • will says:

      i’m just hoping that the politicians are on here looking, watching and contributing to this discussion instead of sitting on their high horse raking in money from their over payed jobs and drinking their booze and yes smoking their weed…they do it, no point in hiding from the truth Bermuda.

  36. SMDH LOL says:

    OMG!! YOU COP LOVERS ARE KILLING ME LOL HOW MUCH OF THAT WEED DO YOU THINK THEY ARE REALLY GONNA BURN? PLEASE!!!!! THE PERSON WHO TOLD THE POLICE WUR THEY WHERE IS PROBABLY SOME FOOL WHO GOT MAD CAUSE HE WANTED MORE TREES FOR LESS $$ THEN WHAT HE GOT AND BECAUSE HE COULDNT GET MORE, PRICKED ON THE SUPPLIER LOL. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS ON A REGULAR, JEALOUSY IS A $ITCH. BECAUSE THERE IS NO WAY THAT THE POLICE JUST DROVE BY AND SAW THE TREES. ALL THE THINGS THATS GOING ON IN THIS ISLAND AND THEY WANNA TAKE AWAY THE ONE THING THAT KEEPS PEOPLE CALM. SO MAD AT THE PERSON WHO TOLD THE POLICE ABOUT THESE TREES :( I HOPE THEY DO DECRIMINALIZE WEED, CAUSE WEED IS NOT A BIG PROBLEM IN BERMUDA. THEY SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR ALL THESE UNSOLVED MURDERS KILLERS. SMDH AT THE FOOLS. POOR BERMUDA

    • Neenz says:

      They were looking for the murderers in the trees when all of a sudden they stumbled across some weed trees! LMAO Bermuda truly is another world…

  37. Neenz says:

    Most people that I know who smoke weed are not in gangs… Gangs are a tiny majority of the island, isn’t that true? As with anything, there is always a positive and a negative side. If it’s too extreme to legalize it, decriminalize it. Slap an age limit on it, if it makes you feel better. Weed is universal and our economy is going down the toilet. Smells like a no-brainer – just think of how many more visitors we’d get on our shores if this was the case! A whole new market would open up – word of mouth travels faster than the speed of lightning. If nothing else, think of the amount of jobs that would come into existance. Crazy to think that alcohol is legal and considered safer than weed – how ludicrous!

  38. JAH SON says:

    JAH RASTAFARI LEGALIZE IT ME SAY………… MORE MONEY 4 THE GOVERNMENT..LESS GUYS ON THE STREETS

  39. it is what it is says:

    Some have alrwady mentione this on pevious threads but I’m going to say it again….yes you were “tipped off” and found the plants, but wouldn’t it make more sense to “stake out” the area and see who comes to “tend” to the plants? now they know that you know that the plants were there so as we speak they are probably already scouting a new area to plant….and all you have is plants and no convictions…plants that can easily be planted again….and thus the cycle continues…..informants and tipsters don’t know EVERYTHING!!!!! and when the informant and tipster well runs dry than what????? (I’ll let the Police that are commenting on this thread answer that)

  40. bermyshotta says:

    STOP SNITCHIN ON PPL’S HARD WORK YA P******!!! YA ACTUALLY MAKIN IT WORSE.

    • Derek Simons says:

      I second that. Better still keep it to themselves!! One friend tells another then another and then what BABYLON is got it.

  41. you probably think I'm crazy says:

    @ bernews. Whatever happened to that survey about legalizing weed?

    • bernews says:

      Sorry, our medical emergency messed us up. Will [really] put up tomorrow.

      Answers will be – yes, no, small amounts only. Three total. If anyone has any ideas of other answers that should be added plz let us know before tomorrow, and those can be added in.

  42. Down 'n' Dirty says:

    Well ya’ll d Kitchens Closed ….

  43. Real Talk says:

    TO EVERYBODY SAYING “WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS?! THEY KNOW THAT WHEN THERE’S A SHORTAGE OF CANNABIS, THERE’S AN INCREASE IN VIOLENCE!”

    MAYBE…JUST MAYBE…

    “THEY” are doing this because all of this “homegrown” marijuana is cutting into the profits of the drugs that “THEY” import.

    And by “THEY” I’m not talking about the police…I’m talking about the people who sign their paychecks.

    Real Talk.

  44. Malachi says:

    Don’t the police realize they are undermining the local economy??

    I agree, go after the cocaine and heroin etc, but leave the “weed” alone.

    So they’ll send more people to prison at the expense of the taxpayer to the tune of $70,000 per annum – doesn’t sound like good economic sense to me!

    And to those ‘holier than thou” individuals out there, don’t give us that crap about weed ruining people’s lives, unless of course, you are willing to be just as enthusiastic about making alcohol illegal!

  45. Jow says:

    STOP WASTING OUR MONEY & TAKING OUR TREES!!! Its not THAT serious anymore. I mean cha almost the whole of United States permits medical marijuana in each state now. NEW JERSEY just passed their laws yesterday…. GET HIP BERMUDA…..& stop giving more time to the man that smokes trees than the man raping babies.

    From Every seed a tree will grow!!

    BLESS UP

    • LEGALIZE says:

      i agree 100% not to mention Michigan as well!!! Liquor does a hell of alot more damage then marijuana and Bermuda allows 18yrs olds to drink!!! For crying out loud its a plant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! are we missing the point, to hell wit how you use it!!! Legalize, put it in the shops so our Economy can get stronger, because Tourism is not on our Side!!! :)

  46. illuminati says:

    keep it illegal but decriminalize possession/importation of small amounts. penalize large-scale importation and cultivation. trade in illegal drugs is a pillar of bermuda’s economy, no matter how much the so-called morally upright bermudian may condemn it in his rectitude.to fully decriminalize marijuana may or may not cause the profitability of the drug to decline.Nevertheless like it or not, these suppliers of illegal narcotics are supporting families and households and a move toward decriminalization without signifacant moves to address certain societal issues within these esteemed isles could have the opposite of its intended effect..

    i think the suggestion above as perhaps more of a palatable scenario should bermudians ever seriously debate legalization and come to a conclusion.

    personally, i am againgst prohibitition of marijuana. it has been absolutely useless and a gross waste of taxpayers money. furthermore we have to remember- the BERMUDA POLICE SERVICE does not write LAWS, it merely ENFORCES them, and laws are passed by our elected GOVERNMENT in the best interests of WE the people of BERMUDA. where is the political impetus for changing the laws as they stand, instead of attacking the BPS for doing the job they were sworn to do, or seeing young bermudian men and women confined to this island because they are on the stop list or incarcerated

    -prohibititions increase the value of whatever is prohibited, depending on the demand for the prohibited item

    • KILLUMINATI says:

      GOD WILL RID YOU DEVIL WORSHIPERS OF YOUR EVIL!!!! FREE YOUR MIND!!!!!!!! #REDEMPTION SONG

  47. United says:

    If all these morons were to focus their attentions on say planting other crops, or doing something a little more productive they can run their own businesses. I find it amazing that they go through so much trouble to hide and protect their illicit endeavours. Just think if they were to employ the same efforts on something legal what they could accomplish. Just sayin”. Some of their projects are ingenious. Then they they say “I aint no Guee to be working with plants, that’s beneath me.”

    • Think about it says:

      Thank you! Finally someone with some brains on this site.

      • Geza Wolf says:

        We Morons were more then likly raised by both of your generations.

        • Think about it says:

          Not likely mate, I’m a late 80′s baby, so I haven’t raised anyone.

  48. Uncle Nick says:

    PLP needs to change these ridiculous laws. Then after they need to retire as a party or get in accordance with the priorities of Bermuda.

  49. WRONG PERSONS says:

    GO AFTER THE HEROIN SELLERS AND COCAINE DEALERS, HERB IS PLANT, FROM THE EARTH, THE HARD ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ IS MAN MADE!!!! JUST LIKE THE GUNS YOU NEED TO GET OF THE STREETS!!!! FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION ON MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES, CAUSE THIS IS NOT!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Xeonocide says:

    Healing of the nation

  51. Proud Bermudian says:

    wow how small minded a wide amount of you commmenters are. weed is an illegal substance. it needs to be eradicated. killing is illegal too, yes. but there are different types of police who focus on different things. sure some of them may be twiddling their thumbs at their offices but others are out there doing their jobs to the best of their abilities. cops are annoying yea but if you think YOU can do a better job, then get your ass off of bernews and go and do it.

  52. Wise Minds says:

    I bet the government does not think about the positive effects of growing “local” ganja puts into the economy….No untaxed money leaving the country to purchase imported weed…money laundering… Local business benefit (plant containers, mulch, water..) Enviromental (free carbon dioxide exchange, natural organic composting..) In actual fact do you logically think so called gang affiliates would actually engage in constructive activities like farming? If it is true that there is a positive outlook for them…Bermuda needs to emancipate itself from mental slavery….What can we proudly say we produce? We are nothing but a 22 square mile island that imports everything…even allspice that grows her anually! I applaud that producer and it is shame on the BPS for trying to make something out of nothing…Bermuda wake up! Stop being consumers, instead be a PRO-sumer….