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Sailboat Hoisted From Water After Drug Seizure

Sailboat Hoisted From Water After Drug Seizure

[Updated with video] The sailboat which was allegedly carrying a substantial amount of drugs plus a firearm was removed from the water today. Earlier this afternoon [Aug.3] a crane arrived at the east end dock and hoisted the sailboat out of the water, and it was placed on a truck in the presence of both police and customs officers and transported... Read more of this article

Gun & Ammunition Also Seized From SailBoat

Gun & Ammunition Also Seized From SailBoat

The Bermuda Police confirmed today [Aug.2] that in addition to seizing a “substantial amount” of drugs from a sailboat yesterday, they also found a firearm and ammunition on the boat. Police said that the Latvian man they arrested had diverted to Bermuda after experiencing mechanical problems with his boat while traveling to Europe, and investigations... Read more of this article

“Sailboat With Substantial Narcotics Onboard”

“Sailboat With Substantial Narcotics Onboard”

[Updated] This afternoon [Aug.1] an eastern European national was arrested after his sailboat was found to have what the Police term a “substantial amount” of narcotics onboard. Customs are responsible for interdiction of drugs at our borders, and the Bermuda Police Service are on scene at the McCallan’s Wharf in St. George’s,... Read more of this article

$3.4 Million Drug Case: Five Men Plead Not Guilty

$3.4 Million Drug Case: Five Men Plead Not Guilty

Today [Aug 1] five men appeared in Supreme Court, with officials alleging the five conspired to import cannabis said to be worth $3.4 million. They all pleaded not guilty, were released on bail, and will stand early trial next year. Carlos Rogers, and Kwesi Hollis  -who had sailed from the Dominican Republic, were charged alongside three other men... Read more of this article

Alleged Drug Smugglers Appear in Court

Alleged Drug Smugglers Appear in Court

Today [Feb 22] in Magistrates Court five men appeared for mention, and are due to reappear in March, 2011. All five face drug charges, with officials alleging the five conspired to import cannabis said to be worth $3.4 million. Carlos Rogers, 41, and Kwesi Hollis, 36, who had sailed from the Dominican Republic, were charged last month alongside three... Read more of this article

Five Men Charged: $3.4 Million of Cannabis

Five Men Charged: $3.4 Million of Cannabis

Today [Jan 25] in Magistrates Court five men – including the two Carefree IV sailors – appeared on drug related charges stemming from the two marine interceptions this past Friday. All five men were charged with being in the “territorial waters of Bermuda possessing cannabis intended for supply,” with the cannabis said to be... Read more of this article

Photos: Police Respond to Arrival of Carefree IV

Photos: Police Respond to Arrival of Carefree IV

Yesterday morning [Jan 21] the long overdue 31-foot Carefree IV sailboat arrived in Bermuda after departing the Dominican Republic over seven weeks ago. Bermudians Carlos Rogers, 41, and Kwesi Hollis, 36, had been due to arrive in Bermuda before Christmas, and searches had been carried out for the missing vessel. Two Police boats were seen heading out... Read more of this article

Four Videos: Police, Drug Bust, & Carefree IV

Four Videos: Police, Drug Bust, & Carefree IV

Yesterday morning [Jan 21] began with the Bermuda Police Marine Unit stopping a boat in the North Shore area and seizing what they believe to be a significant quantity of narcotics. Police later confirmed three men were arrested in this incident. The video below shows a look at the scene at Penhurst Park in Smith’s, and Police Inspector Kuhn Evans... Read more of this article

Two ‘Missing Sailors’ Arrested On Arrival

Two ‘Missing Sailors’ Arrested On Arrival

[Updated] Bernews understands that the Carefree IV sailboat with two Bermudian sailors aboard is now entering Bermuda waters, and is/will be docking in Bermuda this morning [Jan 21]. The sailboat, with Police escort, is pictured below coming through Town Cut in St George’s a few minutes ago.Two Police boats were seen heading out from St George’s... Read more of this article

Arrests Made After Drug Bust on North Shore

Arrests Made After Drug Bust on North Shore

[Updated] The Bermuda Police Service made a drug bust this morning [Jan. 21] in the North Shore area. The Marine Police were on patrol and stopped a boat and seized what they believe to be a quantity of narcotics.The Police cordoned off the area of Penhurst Park, and numerous Police officers, including an armed officer, were visible on scene. Police... Read more of this article

Coast Guard Statement on Drug Arrest

Coast Guard Statement on Drug Arrest

[Updated] The U.S. Coast Guard today [Dec 23] issued a statement which appears to correspond to a statement issued yesterday by the Bermuda Police Service about the arrest of the three Bermudians aboard a boat with over $13 million worth of marijuana. The statement from the U.S. officials does not mention Bermuda in any manner, and when contacted by... Read more of this article

Three Arrested: $13 Million Worth of Drugs

Three Arrested: $13 Million Worth of Drugs

Three Bermudians were arrested by officials aboard a boat in the Caribbean sea, with a significant quantity of cannabis and cannabis resin, which officials estimate has a street value in Bermuda in excess of $13 million. The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a 34 foot Bermuda owned and registered sloop in international waters in the Caribbean, as a result... Read more of this article