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Packages Of ‘Suspected Drugs’ Found In Water

Packages Of ‘Suspected Drugs’ Found In Water

Police seized seven packages containing “suspected controlled drugs” after they were discovered floating in the surf just off Southlands Beach, and there have now been a total of ten packages located by the police. The seven packages floating off Southlands Beach follow after the discovery of three packages found off the South Shore a few... Read more of this article

Police Investigating Packages Found In Ocean

Police Investigating Packages Found In Ocean

The police are investigating “several packages of suspected controlled drugs” that were found in the waters located off the South Shore in Southampton and Warwick. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS], is investigating the discovery of several packages of suspected controlled drugs, found in waters near the Reefs... Read more of this article

US National Arrested For Drug Importation

US National Arrested For Drug Importation

A US national was arrested at the airport for “importation of a controlled drug,” the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said that around 12:30 pm on Wednesday, 19th August, “Customs Officers at L.F. Wade International Airport reported an arriving passenger was found with plant material and cartridges believed to contain... Read more of this article

Cannabis In Flower Pots, 22-Yr-Old Man Arrested

Cannabis In Flower Pots, 22-Yr-Old Man Arrested

A 22-year-old man was arrested after police officers discovered a quantity of suspected cannabis as well as drug equipment in his apartment. A police spokesperson said, “At approximately 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, 19th August, police officers were on mobile patrol in Warwick when they observed plants they believed to be controlled drug cannabis being... Read more of this article

Suspected Drugs Seized, Two Men Arrested

Suspected Drugs Seized, Two Men Arrested

A search warrant executed at a Pembroke residence resulted in the arrest of a 21-year-old man, and a 28-year old man was also arrested at the airport for alleged importation of a controlled drug. 21-Year-Old Arrested A police spokesperson said, “At 10:28 a.m. on Wednesday 12th August, police executed a search warrant under the Misuse of Drugs... Read more of this article

1/2 Million In Drugs Seized, Four Arrested

1/2 Million In Drugs Seized, Four Arrested

[Updated] More than half a million dollars worth of suspected illegal drugs — including suspected cocaine, cannabis, molly and heroin — was seized in a joint operation that also resulted in four arrests, the police said today. A police spokesperson said, “More than half a million dollars-worth of suspected illegal drugs seized in joint... Read more of this article

National School Survey On Drug Use & Health

National School Survey On Drug Use & Health

The National School Survey on Drug Consumption and Health among middle and senior school students has been completed, Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons said yesterday [July 8] in the Senate “The purpose of the survey was to study changes in the use of legal [from a certain age] and illegal substances; monitor trends in the prevalence and frequency... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Crown’s Appeal Against Sentence

Court Dismisses Crown’s Appeal Against Sentence

The Court has upheld a suspended sentence of a woman who was convicted of importing fentanyl, with the Crown having appealed the sentence claiming it was “manifestly inadequate.” In describing the background to the case, the ruling said, “This is an appeal by the Crown against sentence on the ground that the sentence imposed was manifestly... Read more of this article

Male Arrested For Possession & Warrants

Male Arrested For Possession & Warrants

After stopping a male who was riding a motorcycle without lights, police searched him, found what “is believed to be a controlled drug”, and subsequently arrested him for possession as well as a number of warrants. A police spokesperson said, “At 2:06 am on Wednesday 1-Jan-2020, police officers were on mobile patrol when they observed... Read more of this article

Three People Arrested At Private Jet Facility

Three People Arrested At Private Jet Facility

Three people were arrested at the private jet facility after “two local men entered the island on a private jet with multiple pieces of luggage that were believed to contain controlled drugs,” the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “In a joint Police and Customs initiative on Saturday 21st December 2019, detectives from... Read more of this article

Column: Addressing Substance Abuse

Column: Addressing Substance Abuse

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” The above quote from Albert Einstein is applicable to the matter of how most countries have, for decades, prosecuted a ‘War on Drugs,’ unsuccessfully attempting to address the challenge of substance abuse.... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

[Written by Don Burgess] A 55-year-old man was sentenced to eight years in prison for six drug charges. Marvin Woolridge admitted to three charges of possession of cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis resin and charges of possession with intent to supply. Mr Woolridge was found with drugs when trying to clear customs at LF Wade International Airport in February... Read more of this article

Visitor Fined $2,000 For Possessing Cannabis

Visitor Fined $2,000 For Possessing Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court, an American cruise ship visitor was fined $2,000 for possessing cannabis on board a cruise ship in Dockyard. 26-year old Daniel Diaz pleaded guilty to importing cannabis, with the Court hearing the defendant’s cabin was searched after they were alerted to a ‘funny smell’. Diaz he wasn’t aware... Read more of this article