Contraband Seized, Suspects Arrested

Fri, 2023-11-10

On Thursday 9th November, 2023, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) in conjunction with the Royal Bermuda Regument Coast Guard (RBRCG) and Bermuda Maritime Operations conducted a joint peration dubbed, “Operation ARKAB.”

The BPS Drugs Unit were called in after members of the RBRCG with the assistance other police officers and Bermuda Maritime Operations, intercepted two vessels in Bermuda waters.

Several packages suspected to contain the controlled drugs cocaine and cannabis, with an estimated street value of over twenty million dollars, were recovered.

The BPS, Tactical Division and Drug Unit officers, later arrested six men in relation to this matter, and executed several search warrants in Pembroke and Warwick Parishes.

A Royal Bermuda Regiment Spokesman said, “The success of this operation is a demonstration of the investment in the capability by the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard since its inception in 2020.”

“With the support of our partner agencies, the RBR Coast Guard works around the clock to make Bermuda waters safer and to protect Bermuda’s interests.”

A BPS Spokesman added, "We continue to collaborate with the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard and the Bermuda Maritime Operations Center to keep our island free from illicit drugs.”

The BPS Drugs Unit continues investigations into this matter.

No further information will be provided at this time.