Local officials intercepted a shipment containing cocaine with an estimated street value in excess of $180,000 and two people — a male and a female — were later arrested.
A police spokesperson said, “On Thursday 5th October, 2023, Police and Customs conducted a joint operation dubbed ‘Operation Hallikar.’
“The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] Drugs Unit were called in after Customs Officers intercepted a shipment found to contain the controlled drug cocaine with an estimated street value in excess of BDA $180,000.
“The BPS, Tactical Division and Drug Unit officers led by Detective Inspector Nidol Barker, later arrested a 40 year old female and a 36 year old man in relation to this matter, and executed search warrants in Southampton Parish.”
Acting Detective Superintendent Sherwin Joseph, the officer currently in charge of the Crime Division stated: “This seizure has prevented a substantial amount of harmful drugs from being distributed into our community. We continue to work collaboratively with Customs, to identify and disrupt the importation and distribution, of illicit drugs on our island.”
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