(CMR) The police are warning parents that new packaging is being used to conceal illegal drugs. The new packaging, designed to appeal to young people, was uncovered during an operation at the Seven Mile Public Beach last week where five people were arrested for drug-related offenses.
Police carried out an operation on Thursday, 28 July, assisted by partners from the Customs and Boarder Control, Department of Commerce and Investment, and the Public Lands Commission, in the area in response to community concerns around the consumption and sale of illegal substances on the beaches.
“We want to draw attention to the type of packaging used in these seizures, which could be designed to appeal to younger persons,” said Head of Community Policing, Inspector Laing-Hall.
“We think it’s important to alert members of the public, especially parents and guardians, of this new way to conceal illegal drugs. As a community, we must be vigilant to the tactics employed by those taking part in illegal activity to target our young people,” he said.
During the operation, the officers had cause to search multiple persons at the location, which resulted in several packets of ganja being recovered. Five persons were arrested as a result of these recoveries; two men of West Bay, ages 36 and 31; two men of George Town, ages 27 and 28; and a Bodden Town woman, age 23.
All five individuals were bailed pending further investigations. The RCIPS extends thanks to all partner services who assisted with this operation.
RCIPS Community Police officers are encouraging the general public to report suspicious activities and people loitering in public places who appear to be carrying out illegal activities. Reports may be made to 9-1-1 or to any of the district police stations. Alternatively, tips may be submitted to their website or mobile app for non-emergency matters.