Published On: Thu, Oct 3rd, 2019

Official police report: Sail boat with illegals intercepted

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GREAT BAY — On  Thursday,  October 3rd, 2019,  approximately 2:45 pm  a  concerned citizen call the police dispatched, concerning a  suspicious yacht that  just docked at Walther Plantz pier. At the location the police patrol encountered  a yacht with the name SOLETUDE with about 14 passenger with a 3 man crew aboard. The captain and crew could not give a good reason for docking in Sint Maarten without first clearing customs and immigration. The passengers and crew members were brought over to the police station and being held for questioning. The human smuggling team together with immigration department are busy with the investigation. According to information gathered, the boat set sailed out of Dominica a few days ago. The final destination of the yacht is still a mystery.

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