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Jun 22, 2020

Police Officers, B.D.F. Solders Ordered to be Arrested

Chester Williams

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has ordered the arrest of about twelve persons including two police officers and three B.D.F. soldiers.  The men were in the Santa Martha Village over the weekend near a fishing area at around three o’clock in the morning, within curfew hours. The group was approached by Coast Guard officers and subsequently allowed to go free on the premise that they were fishing.  But Commissioner Williams wants the suspicious men to be thoroughly interrogated. The suggestion is that the men may have in the area preparing to facilitate the landing of a narco-plane. That belief isn’t set in stone but the commissioner says that no stone will be left unturned.

 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“It is a matter where are still looking at. Yes I can confirm that about fifteen persons were detained by Coast Guard in that area. After having interviewed the fifteen individuals, they stated that they were there to fish. We know that indeed that there is a fishing area where they were found and  based on the explanation they gave to Coast Guard, Coast Guard released them. They were never brought into custody of the Police. After they were released it was brought to my attention and I have since directed the commander of the Anti Narcotics Unit that we need to re-detain those persons and have them further interviewed as it relates what their activities were in that particular area at that particular time. May I state this detention took place just after three a.m. the morning which again would suggest that there is a breach of curfew so at the very least they ought to have and once re-detained will be charged for breach of curfew. They anti narcotic unit and special branch are going to the necessary interviews and further investigation. I am not conceding that they were out there to land plane or to facilitate the landing of the plane but we have to ensure that we look at every possibility. And if it is that they were out there doing fishing then that will be okay.”


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