Published On: Fri, Oct 6th, 2017

Nine persons arrested in the looting investigation

KPSM Police SXMPHILIPSBURG — On Thursday, October 5th, nine (9) more persons were arrested by police officers involved in the ongoing looting investigation. This investigation started immediately in the aftermath of hurricane “Irma”. These arrests took place during house searches at seven different locations on the Dutch side of the island. At all of these locations large amounts of looted items were found and confiscated for further investigation.

At one location a fire-arm was located and confiscated. Two persons were arrested in Belvedere, two at Mount William Hill and five at Hope Estate. As reliable information continues to pour into the police department more house searches will be done.

This investigation will continue to expand throughout the entire island of Sint Maarten including the French side, when and if necessary, through the good working cooperation between law enforcement departments from both sides of the island.  All suspects arrested on Thursday were taken to the Philipsburg Police Head Quarters where they are held for questioning and further investigation. (See pics of confiscated looted items below).

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