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Bahamas: Police recover six illegal firearms, seven men arrested in separate incidents

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Seven men have been arrested and six guns recovered in separate incidents on Monday.

Police said officers found two guns and ammunition when they searched an abandoned building at Williams Street, Faith Gardens shortly before 10am.

A black Glock 17 Austria pistol with (2) two unfired rounds of ammunition and a black FNS 9mm pistol, were recovered.

A short time later, officers conducted a search of a property at Cambridge Lane off Nassau Street and recovered a black .40 Taurus pistol with six unfired rounds of ammunition.

Six men were arrested during this incident, police said.

Shortly after 3pm, police on patrol spotted a man who looked suspicious while on Belshore Road, Belair Estate.

The suspect ran after he noticed the patrol unit, and the officers noticed the suspect threw an object from his body as they chased him.

According to police, the man was later captured and brought back to the area where the item was thrown.

After searching the area, officers recovered a black .40 Glock pistol and the suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Police from the Operations Unit recovered the next weapon an hour later in the area of Boyd Road,

Acting on information, officers were led to a track road behind a business establishment that took them to Pit Road.

The officers conducted a search of the area and recovered a black and purple SCCY 9mm pistol with five unfired rounds of ammunition.

No arrest was made during this incident.

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