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Media Relations Dept.
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box HM 530
Tel: (441) 299-4249/4291/4321
Fax: (441) 299-4322
E-mail: Police Media Relations

Date:Monday, January 13,2020
Distribution: All Media

4 Arrested, Drugs Worth $600,000 Seized at Bermuda's Airport January 10th

On Friday 10th January, 2020, Bermuda Customs officers detained two U.S. nationals at LF Wade International Airport on suspicion of trafficking controlled drugs.

The male & female couple were subsequently arrested by detectives from the BPS Specialist Investigations Drugs Unit, with multiple heat sealed packages discovered in their luggage.

Investigations also led to the arrest of a local couple on related offences, with the seizure of approximately $10,000 in suspected proceeds of criminal conduct. All four persons have been interviewed by detectives in regards to a conspiracy to import controlled drugs.

The value of the drugs seized in this matter has a street value of USD$600,000.

Investigations into this matter continue.

With a recent seizure from the private jet facility on 21st December late last year, the combined value of these two events was USD$2.5 million.

The importation of drugs into the island directly feeds & supports organised criminal activity, and the Bermuda Police Service is committed to its' efforts to deny criminals the proceeds of criminal activity & stopping local organised crime from such benefit.

If you have any information regarding organised criminal activity including the importation and sale of drugs, we urge you to contact our detectives in the Drugs Unit on 295-0011 – or alternatively you can contact Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.

All incidents are under investigation. Police are appealing to members of the public who have witnessed these incidents or may have information pertaining to them to contact their respective Police Station, Police Headquarters at 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1 (800) 623-8477.

Public & Media Relations Department