The RCIPS’s continuing efforts to stamp out drug abuse has yielded further results.
Wednesday, 5 September the Drugs Task Force arrested a man aged in his 30s for possession and consumption of cocaine. This follows an operation carried out last week in West Bay by the DTF assisted by uniformed officers from West Bay led by Area Commander Chief Inspector Richard Simms.
In this operation four arrests were made.
• A 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of possession and consumption of cocaine and possession and consumption of ganja,
• A man, in his 20s, arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine and possession of ganja.
• A 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of possession and consumption ganja and,
• A 16-year-old youth arrested on suspicion of possession and consumption of ganja.
Chief Inspector Richard Simms said: ‘We will remain relentless when it comes to targeting those involved in the supply and use of illegal substances.
‘We are determined to do all we can to tackle the misery that drugs can cause to communities.’
Operations are also continuing in George Town. Last week a 17-year-old youth was arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja with intent to supply, possession of ganja, consumption of ganja and carrying an offensive weapon.
In a separate incident a 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession and consumption of ganja.
In another operation in East End, the DTF assisted by uniformed officers from Bodden Town arrest four people and recover two pounds of ganja. All four, aged 15, 19, 24 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of possessing and consuming ganja.
Anyone with information about crime taking place locally should contact their nearest police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). Callers’ anonymity is assured and tipsters are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, if their information leads to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.