Two ar­rested in Ba­hamas af­ter post­ing im­ages of guns and drugs on so­cial media

The Star (St. Lucia) - - REGIONAL -

Po­lice have ar­rested a man who posted pho­to­graphs online of a baby with a gun and drugs on his lap, as well as a woman who was seen in pic­tures car­ry­ing a high-pow­ered as­sault firearm, warn­ing cit­i­zens who use so­cial media in this way that they would not be able to hide.

The 20-year-old woman was held yesterday for ques­tion­ing in re­la­tion to firearm pos­ses­sion.

Law­men said her ar­rest was a re­sult of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion launched af­ter sev­eral photos were posted on var­i­ous so­cial media sites.

The de­ten­tion of a 26-yearold man in con­nec­tion with the other con­tro­ver­sial posts came ear­lier in the week.

The im­age of an in­fant with a hand­gun – cap­tioned “Daddy buy me a new toy” – and another show­ing him with a pack­age of what ap­peared to be mar­i­juana on his lap, had been mak­ing the rounds on Face­book and What­sApp, prompt­ing po­lice to ini­ti­ate a search for the per­son re­spon­si­ble.

The sus­pect was ar­rested shortly af­ter 11 o’clock on Tues­day night.

“Po­lice are is­su­ing a stern warn­ing to so­cial media users who break the law that they will be tracked down and be dealt with ro­bustly, ac­cord­ing to the law,” a state­ment from the Royal Ba­hamas Po­lice Force said.

Two of the photos posted on so­cial media show­ing the baby with a gun and what

ap­peared to be a bag of mar­i­juana.

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