BAHAMAS – Man jailed for social media posts
NASSAU –– Police arrested a man yesterday in connection with several photos on social media of a child holding an illegal firearm and parcels of suspected marijuana, police reported.
Assistant Commissioner Stephen Dean said the man, 26, is expect to be charged with several offences.
He was arrested around 11 a.m. and was being questioned in relation to the firearm and drugs.
The photos were widely circulated via WhatsApp and on social media sites such as Facebook, shocking many users.
Police warned social media users that they would be “tracked down and dealt with robustly” if they broke the law.
“The reality is you will not be able to hide on social media,” Dean said.
“We will be able to track you down. We will be able to find you and we will ensure justice.”
A social media post in April where an alleged gang member repeatedly slapped and threatened to cut the throat of another man resulted in an arrest and an assault charge.
During the nearly three-minute profanity-laced video, the aggressor threatened to kill the man and repeatedly made him call out the name of the gang One Order.