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Customs officer arrested in drugs investigation

Cash seized at a Hamilton Parish home. (Photograph supplied)

A customs officer has been arrested and a quantity of suspected cocaine seized after a raid on a Hamilton Parish home yesterday.

A police spokesman said the Bermuda Police Service Drugs Unit seized the suspected drugs along with cash worth more than $16,000 at the property.

“The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that a member of HM Customs Bermuda, has been arrested in relation to this matter, as well as other offences stemming from a police operation conducted on August 4,” the spokesman said.

Detective Superintendent Sherwin Joseph of the Specialist Investigations Department said: “Our investigations into these matters are ongoing and no further information will be provided at this time.”

The previously publicised August 4 operation included warrants being executed at five different properties.

The raids resulted in six arrests, along with the seizure of what was believed to be cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and cannabis with an estimated street value of $500,000, were seized, along with more than $25,000 worth of cash.

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Published September 08, 2022 at 7:55 am (Updated September 08, 2022 at 7:55 am)

Customs officer arrested in drugs investigation

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