Alleged gang enforcer denied bail in 2019 murder

Mario Brown

Nassau, BAHAMAS-A man who prosecutors say is a high-ranking enforcer in a street gang will remain in prison until his murder trial, a judge ruled.

Mario Brown, 30, is accused of the February 10, 2019 shooting of Jamaal Kemp at Potter’s Cay Dock.

Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson denied bail for Brown “to ensure the safety of the public” and that he appears for trial.

Prosecutors allege that Brown is a “high-level street enforcer for the Top Side Kemp Road One Order Gang.”

What’s more, they claim he traffics drugs for the One Order gang.

Brown allegedly has ties to international gangs, prosecutors allege.

Prosecutors called Assistant Superintendent Darron Nixon, the deputy commander of the Central Intelligence Bureau, to testify about Brown’s alleged gang activity at his bail hearing.

Justice Thompson said, “I am of the view that the release of the applicant on bail would be detrimental to the protection and safety of the public.

“I find that the only way it is certain that the applicant would be present for his trial and that the public is safe is to remain in the custody of the state at the Bahamas Department of Corrections.”

Brown’s trial is scheduled for February 7, 2022.