Police confirmed the arrest of a customs officer following a raid on a private home in Hamilton Parish on Wednesday (Aug 31) that netted a quantity of cash and drugs – namely cocaine, worth more than $16,000.

A police spokesman said the Bermuda Police Service Drugs Unit

“The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that a member of HM Customs Bermuda, has been arrested in relation to this matter, as well as other offences stemming from a police operation conducted on August 4,” he said.

Detective Superintendent Sherwin Joseph of the Specialist Investigations Department said: “Our investigations into these matters are ongoing and no further information will be provided at this time.”

It was also noted that the August 4 sting operation included warrants being executed at five different properties.

The operation resulted in six arrests and the seizure of suspected cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and cannabis with an estimated street value of $500,000 and more than $25,000 in cash.

You will recall that the arrest of a customs officer was first reported by Bermuda Real – confirmed by the police weeks later.

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