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Firearm found after police raid on house

A firearm recovered in a weekend police raid (Photograph supplied)

Police seized a handgun and ammunition after a major operation at the weekend, it was revealed today.

Two men – a 28-year-old and a 26-year-old – were arrested as a result of the raid.

The semiautomatic pistol was found at a house on Elliott Street in Hamilton.

The find came after officers used search warrants to raid several houses in the central parishes as part of “ongoing investigations”.

A motorbike and other items belonging to the two arrested men were also removed for examination.

A police spokesman said the handgun would be examined by forensic scientists to check if it had been used to commit crime on the island.

He added the two men were given police bail, pending further inquiries.

Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro praised officers from the intelligence, tactical, gang, and serious crime units who were involved in the operation.

Mr. Pedro said: “The hard work and dedication of these officers cannot go unrecognised.

He told the public: “But I would especially like to thank you, the members of the public, for the community information that made this operation the success that it was.

“As we have said many times before, when the public and police work together it only serves to strengthen our community against the efforts of those who would seek to bring harm against it.

“Let’s continue to work together to make Bermuda safer.”

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Published November 12, 2020 at 7:38 pm (Updated November 12, 2020 at 7:46 pm)

Firearm found after police raid on house

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