#Bahamas, October 17, 2017 – Bimini – An American visitor was taken into custody by Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marines on Friday night after he was found with undeclared rounds in the northern Bahamas.
While conducting a routine search at the Bimini Bay Marina shortly after 5:00 pm, Marines assigned to the Bimini detachment boarded and searched a 37-ft yellow and white intrepid craft. It was discovered that a total of 26 rounds were undeclared by the foreign visitor. He was subsequently taken into custody and handed over to Custom officials for further processing. He was subsequently fined five hundred dollars ($500.00) and the rounds were confiscated.
This type of arrest aligns with the Force’s mandate of guarding our heritage.
RBDF Assists with Transport
Also, in other news, the Airwing Section of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force was busy taking officials to Long Island Sunday morning. Representatives from the Port Department and the Ministry of Environmental Health Department were transported on the Defence Force’s aircraft to investigate the circumstances involving a grounded barge offshore Gray’s, Long Island. More information will be provided as details become available.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to protecting the territorial integrity of The Bahamas.
Press Release: RBDF
Photo credit: RBDF