Six people were arrested in joint raid that netted illegal drugs with an estimated $500,000, $25,000 in cash, hydroponic gear and eight illegal dogs.

The sting operation involved five warrants to search private residences in Smith’s Parish, which took place last Thursday (Aug 4).

Detective Chief Inspector, Sherwin Joseph, of the Specialists Investigations Department, stated: “This operation has disrupted the drug trafficking and money laundering activities of a major drug trafficking ring in Bermuda.”

A police spokesman said the operation involved “the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) Drugs Unit, assisted by the Serious Crime Unit, Financial Crime Unit and Tactical Division”.

“Several packages containing what are suspected to be controlled drugs cocaine, heroin, ecstacy and cannabis with an estimated street value of $500,000 BDA, were seized, along with cash amounting to more than $25,000 BDA,” he said.

“Police also seized two hydroponic systems, designed to grow cannabis indoors, as well as a quantity of high value goods suspected to be acquired from the proceeds of criminality.

“Police, assisted by animal wardens, also removed eight (8) illegal dogs from some of the properties that were searched,” he added.

“The investigation, which is being continued by the BPS Drug Unit is at a critical stage and no further information will be provided at this time.”