News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – On Thursday 24th March 2022, police conducted a joint operation dubbed, “Operation Mizar”, with HM Customs.

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) Drugs Unit were called in after officers from HM Customs intercepted a shipment found to contain about 58 pounds of cannabis, with an estimated street value of $1.2 million (Bermuda dollars).

Four persons were arrested in relation to this matter, and three residences in Warwick were searched.

Detective Chief Inspector Sherwin Joseph, who heads up the Specialist Investigations Department stated, “The importation of cannabis is still illegal. What we understand is that controlled drugs imported in such a manner involve persons who are members of organised crime groups, who are also involved in gang and gun culture.”

No further information will be provided at this time. The BPS Drugs Unit continues investigations into this incident.