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Crystal Caesar, a government MP representing Southampton West Central (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Crystal Caesar, a government MP representing Southampton West Central, was questioned in connection with a sweeping police operation earlier this month, The Royal Gazette understands.

The MP was asked by police to attend the station for questioning – but was not arrested and has not been charged in connection with the August 4 operation, in which six people were arrested.

It is understood Ms Caesar was questioned in connection with a financial matter.

No comment came last night from the Bermuda Police Service.

Police reported on August 11 that the series of raids had smashed a “major” drug-trafficking ring, with the haul suspected to include cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and cannabis, with a street value of $500,000.

Hydroponic systems used for the indoor growing of cannabis were also taken, along with a number of high-value items.

Police images from a sting operation earlier this month for suspected drugs and money laundering across Smith’s (Photograph supplied)

Five homes in Smith’s were targeted, with officers removing $25,000 in cash and eight illegal dogs.

A string of other searches and seizures followed the August 4 raid.

Ms Caesar was unavailable for comment yesterday and a request for comment sent to the Progressive Labour Party on Monday did not receive a response by last night.

Ms Caesar ran unsuccessfully for the PLP in Constituency 31 during the 2017 General Election and was subsequently appointed to the Senate.

She served in a string of junior portfolios in the Upper House before winning her seat in the 2020 General Election, in which the PLP took a clean sweep of the West End.

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