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Illegal Activities
April 6, 2023

Firearms, ammunition, and other forms of weaponry, for example stun guns and pepper spray, are illegal in Bermuda and possession carries heavy penalties.

Illegal Drugs
Bermuda has very strict laws on the import, sale, and use of illegal drugs.
Penalties for possession, use or trafficking in illegal drugs in Bermuda are strict, and convicted offenders can expect jail sentences and/or fines. If arrested for possession of even a small quantity of an illegal drug, offenders may be bound over for trial and are not allowed to leave the island until sentencing is complete. Many drug-related arrests of American citizen visitors are made each year, and there are several American citizens serving extensive prison sentences in Bermuda. If there has been an arrest of an American citizen in Bermuda please contact our American Citizens Services Section at (441) 295-1342 or go our Arrests Section.

Bermuda does have a number of lawyers, many of whom are employed through several of the large firms throughout the island. There is no specific listing of American lawyers or American law firms, but if you are looking for a lawyer, please refer to our Lawyers List (PDF – 212KB).