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Chopper Circles and Searches New Providence

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Residents in southern and eastern New Providence communities woke up to the unmistakable sound of the loud whirring of a circling helicopter. 

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Residents in southern and eastern New Providence communities woke up to the unmistakable sound of the loud whirring noise of a circling helicopter. 

It left many residents puzzled and curious. Our News tracking that helicopter for the majority of Tuesday morning. 

The still silence of the morning hours was broken around 4:00 am, as residents were awoken by a helicopter circling southern New Providence some taking to social media questioning the intent of the surveillance that lasted for hours.

One resident asking, “Why is this helicopter circling Pinewood and Nassau Village?” 

Another…”So this helicopter flying over Nassau with these bright lights on at 5 in the morning is our new alarm for the entire island aye?”

Meantime two posters clarifying that the chopper was making the rounds even earlier than that; this poster says: “listen, they had us up from 4.” 

The helicopter circling for several more hours and expanding the operation to include eastern New Providence for part of the morning.

It was also spotted near the Sir Lynden Pindling estates community.  Our News team’s News Production Supervisor Terran Knowles was there to capture it all.

At some point the helicopter landed on a Pinewood Gardens Park around 8:50 a.m.

A convoy of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency arriving on scene.

From there, officers could be seen huddled together while two D.E.A. officers made their way toward and onboard the helicopter. 

It took off shortly after 9 a.m. as curious onlookers observed. 

Now we reached out to police about the matter, but they were pretty tight-lipped and would only say “it’s a DEU operation.”

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