Crime

Bahamian jailed for 60 months over human smuggling

February 10, 2016

A 32-year-old Bahamian man has been sentenced to 60 months in a Florida prison following his second conviction for human smuggling.

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UPDATED: Police find further 2m of cocaine on seized boat

February 10, 2016

POLICE seized nearly $2m worth of cocaine from a boat in Inagua Sunday afternoon two weeks after they first discovered $20,000 worth of cocaine in the same vessel.

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Dead man's badly burned body found in Abaco

February 10, 2016

THE BADLY burned body of a man was found in bushes in Abaco on Tuesday night and police are seeking the public's assistance in finding the person or persons responsible for his death.

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Officers charged over suspect's death

February 10, 2016

Two police officers were charged yesterday with manslaughter in the 2013 custody death of 20-year-old Aaron Rolle. Akiel Smith, 28, of South Beach and Carl Smith, 32, of Pinewood Gardens, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on the third anniversary of Rolle's death at the Southern Police Station.

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Ex-cop's porn case delayed

February 10, 2016

The trial of a former policeman accused of child pornography was postponed again yesterday.

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Trial delay for ex-cop accused of child porn

February 10, 2016

THE trial of a former police constable accused of producing child pornography did not begin yesterday due to the absence of a stenographer and conflicting schedules for witnesses in the case.

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Two men in rape case say woman gave consent

February 10, 2016

A POLICE investigator told the Supreme Court yesterday that two of the seven men accused of rape admitted to having consensual sex with a Bimini woman who had also given her permission for their friends to have sex with her after a night of drinking and partying at several night clubs.

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Pathologist: No evidence of women being shot at close range

February 10, 2016

A pathologist testified yesterday that she saw no evidence of close range fire in an autopsy she performed concerning two of three victims who were fatally shot.

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Two policemen charged with manslaughter over Aaron Rolle39s death in custody

February 09, 2016

TWO policemen were granted $18,000 bail on Tuesday following their arraignment in connection with the beating death of Aaron Rolle exactly three years after the 20-year-old was found dead in a police station cell.

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Cocaine seized in Inagua after police search boat

February 09, 2016

DRUG Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers have made another large drugs bust, this time in Inagua, police have reported. It is the second large seizure of cocaine in a 24-hour period in the Bahamas.

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Man accused of sex attack on tourist

February 09, 2016

A MAN was arraigned in Magistrate's Court yesterday afternoon in connection with a complaint filed by an American tourist who alleged that she was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance.

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Man accused of gunpoint robbery is denied bail

February 09, 2016

A MAN was remanded to prison without bail yesterday after being charged in connection with the recent gunpoint robbery of a convenience store.

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47 Haitians detained near Hog Cay

February 09, 2016

THE Royal Bahamas Defence Force apprehended a group of 47 Haitians near Hog Cay, Ragged Island on Sunday night.

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Five to be charged after Bimini murder

February 09, 2016

POLICE are expected to formally charge several persons in connection with the murder of a man last week in Bimini, a senior police official said in Grand Bahama on the weekend.

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Bruno Rufa files defamation claim over online petition

February 09, 2016

CANADIAN resident Bruno Rufa has filed a defamation lawsuit in the Supreme Court concerning allegations published by a Bahamian in an online petition early last year.

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Man convicted in absentia caught

February 09, 2016

A man who was convicted of four counts of armed robbery in his absence after he jumped bail was brought before a judge yesterday.

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47 Haitian migrants apprehended

February 09, 2016

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) said yesterday that 47 Haitian immigrants were caught on a vessel off Ragged Island last Thursday.

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Fear motivated false testimony, court hears

February 09, 2016

Fear motivated a man to falsely claim responsibility for a murder that occurred during a botched armed robbery, a Supreme Court jury heard yesterday.

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Seven men accused of raping woman

February 08, 2016

A BIMINI woman who alleges that she was gang raped two years ago testified that she remembered waking up after the alleged attack without her tights or underwear.

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4.5m cocaine haul seized

February 08, 2016

A MAJOR drug seizure of some $4.5m worth of cocaine was made at the Freeport Container Port yesterday, police said.

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