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Oct 5, 2020

A Contraband Raid in San Victor

On Friday night, just after eight, police carried out an anti-contraband operation at a residence in San Victor Village. Police say they intended to conduct a search of a vehicle in a fenced yard when a man armed with a machete approached the police. Police say that although the cops were outnumbered they were able to control the situation from escalating until back-up arrived. Police say that stash of unaccustomed goods was discovered at the property and eight persons from one family were detained.

 

Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Members of the mobile interdiction team were on operation within the san victor area and acting on information they visited a resident in the village where they intended to conduct a search on a Isuzu Trooper that was inside in a fenced yard and in so doing two persons came out the house one of whom was armed with a machete and there was a confrontation between those four officers and the two persons who were quickly joined by a number of villagers. As a result, the officers requested for additional support which did arrive some forty-five minutes later where the situation was quelled. Eight persons, including a minor, were taken into custody and those persons are all believed to be from one family.  At no point was any weapon taken away from those four officers. An investigation was carried out where police leveled charges on those individuals who are Benjamin, Edwardo, Anatolia, Hilberto, Arjeni, Victor Senior and Victor Junior, Emilio and a seventeen-year-old minor all for the offences of obstruction, aggravated assault, common assault and indecent words. They are to appear in court today in relation to that. What I must also mention is that the police will continue to maintain a strong presence in that area to deter the contraband trade.”


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