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19 people arrested for violating curfew on Abaco in recent days

Nineteen people were arrested on Abaco in recent days for breaching the curfew, police reported.

 Police said 10 people were arrested between 10 p.m. Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday.

“…A team of officers from the Royal Bahamas Police [Force] and [Royal Bahamas] Defence Force (RBDF), proceeded throughout the district of Abaco, where they arrested 10 persons, nine males and one female, who were all in breach of curfew,” the statement said.

Between Saturday and Sunday, nine more people were arrested on Abaco for breach of curfew.

The arrests came amid recent outrage among Abaconians over theft on the island. Residents say crime is one of the biggest challenges affecting the rebuilding process in the aftermath of Dorian, with theft of generators and building supplies hindering progress.

Minister of National Securtiy Marvin Dames, Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle and RBDF Commodore Captain Raymond King visited Abaco last weekend in light of the concerns, after which Dames said the policing strategy for the island was being adjusted.

According to police, 23 people were also ticketed on Grand Bahama for not wearing face masks. Five people with outstanding warrants were also arrested on the island.

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