Police “seized a large quantity of cannabis that had been imported into Bermuda, with an estimated street value $7.5 million” and two people were apprehended and later released on bail.
Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro said, “On 13th May, 2020, the Bermuda Police Drugs Unit, working closely with our partners in the Customs Department, seized a large quantity of cannabis that had been imported into Bermuda, with an estimated street value $7.5 million.
“Two persons have been apprehended and, after initial inquiries, were later released on bail while investigations are being progressed.
“Whilst we are aware of the legislative agenda towards decriminalization of cannabis, we must emphasize that importation of cannabis remains illegal.
“Cannabis imported via this method is coordinated by persons involved in organized crime, with close links to the gang and gun culture currently plaguing our community.
“We continue to be concerned with the higher THC content in recreational cannabis versus that in regulated jurisdictions, which studies suggest has a negative impact on multiple users.
“We take our responsibility for protecting the community seriously, and will continue to target organised crime groups that profit from the sale of illegal drugs, which ultimately harm our community.
The Drugs Unit is investigating this case and will release more information as the case progresses.”
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