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Gun, ammunition and drugs seized by police

This firearm was seized by police in Operation Limelight (Photograph supplied)

A gun was seized by police last week when officers also removed ammunition and about $2,000 of drugs in "intelligence-led“ efforts.

Searches were carried out at a number of locations, mostly in Pembroke, as part of Operation Limelight.

A Bermuda Police Service spokesman said: “Apart from the firearm, several rounds of ammunition as well as a quantity of illegal drugs with an estimated street value of $2,000 were seized.

“One suspect, a 41-year-old male, was arrested in connection with this seizure.

“The suspect has since been released on police bail.

“The operation included officers from the narcotics division assisted by their colleagues from the tactical support division.”

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell said: “This was an intelligence-led initiative which has resulted in one more firearm being taken out of the hands of individuals intent on causing harm to others, resulting in disquiet among the community.

“More importantly, this successful result is a reflection of what can be achieved when the community and police work together.”

Everything seized by the police was sent for forensic testing.

The BPS spokesman added: “We once again urge members of the public with information on criminal activity of any sort to please contact us via the usual means.

“You may call the non-emergency reporting line, 211, the main police number, 295-0011, or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.

“Of course you may also contact a police officer you’re comfortable speaking with.

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