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Four Bimini raid suspects denied bail

Four Bimini residents appeared in court yesterday following raids carried out on multiple homes on the island on June 15 during a multiagency operation dubbed Poseidon Purge.

All of the suspects appeared before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain and were remanded into custody.

Vaccaro Poitier and his wife, Jonisha, both 36, of Alice Town, Bimini, pleaded not guilty to a charge of drug possession with intent to supply in relation to a kilo of cocaine that was allegedly found in their home.

Mrs. Poitier cried silently in court and had to be consoled by her husband.

The Poitiers are represented by Jerone Roberts and they return to court on August 27 for trial.

A woman and her son also denied ammunition charges when they appeared before Swain.

Avon Saunders, 54, and Travon Sands, 31, both of South Bimini, faced two charges at their arraignment.

Prosecutors allege that they were found in possession of 36 rounds of unfired .45mm ammunition that they intended to supply.

They were also charged with possession of two unfired .380 mm ammunition.

They denied the charges and will return to court on September 5.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force, Royal Bahamas Defence Force and American law enforcement arrested a total of 30 people during the operation aimed at disrupting “organized criminal networks”, police said.

Artesia Davis

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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