Eight people were arrested for various offences during a recent police operation aimed at cracking down on drug related crime.
The Operation Relentless action resulted in the following offences being prosecuted: possession of ganja with intent to supply; possession of cocaine; burglary; consumption of drugs; driving without a licence and insurance; and possession of a prohibited weapon, said an RCIP press release.
‘Tackling drug crime is a real priority for the RCIPS,’ said Chief Inspector Marlon Bodden, who led the operation.
‘We know that those involved in drugs are often involved in other crimes such as burglary and robbery and we are determined to catch those involved and bring them to justice.
‘Since the operation started there has been an obvious decline in the number of crime reports being made to the police. On one day we had no reports at all made in the West Bay district. This is undoubtedly due to the work we have been carrying out,’ he said.
‘Residents have also been noticing the increased police presence and patrols being carried out in various areas and we have had a very positive response from the community.’
The RCIP is vowing to keep up the pressure on those involved in drug related crime, the release said.
Anyone who has information relating to the supply and use of drugs or who has concerns about drug use in their area is urged to contact George Town Police Station on 949-4222 or call Crime Stoppers.
Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and could be entitled to a cash reward should their information lead to an arrest.