Police arrest 27 people in three days
A total of 27 people were arrested over the weekend, including three men in connection with a “brutal” attack on a pizza delivery man last week.
Detective Chief Inspector Grant Tomkins said that many of the arrests were made as a result of a “robust and proactive response” by police to a series of firearms-related incidents in North East Hamilton.
Mr Tomkins said that the response included a strong police presence at events, licensed premises and sports fixtures over the weekend.
He added: “Over the three-day period, officers arrested 27 individuals for various offences, including robbery, wounding, burglary, money-laundering and drug-trafficking matters, as well as numerous outstanding warrants.”
Detective Inspector Derek Berry said that three people had been arrested in connection with the “violent robbery” of a pizza delivery driver in the West End last Wednesday.
The victim, a 40-year-old Sandys man, was attacked at the junction of West Side Road and Church Valley Lane in Sandys at about 8.30pm.
Mr Berry said: “At the time of the attack, the perpetrators were in possession of a machete and a knife.
“The resulting unprovoked assault caused significant injuries to the victim, namely a broken forearm and a gash to his neck.”
He added that the victim was “steadily recovering” from his injuries after surgery.
One of the alleged attackers appeared in court yesterday morning and was charged with robbery, wounding and carrying a bladed article.
Mr Berry thanked members of the public for their help and said the investigation continued.
He asked anyone with information who had not come forward to contact police.
Mr Tomkins added that four people had been arrested in connection with the seizure of $600,000 worth of drugs at the airport last Friday.
He said that two United States nationals, a man and a woman, were detained by customs officers at the airport on suspicion of drug trafficking last Friday after “multiple heat-sealed packages” had been found in their luggage.
The two were later arrested by police.
Mr Tomkins added: “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 drugs.”
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